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“Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy”

Matthew 5:7

Mercy is not a sentiment of God, it is a power. There is a dynamic revealed in those who are held in its sway. It changes the walk of an individual; it produces an ever growing desire for relationship, fellowship and contact with others. Its ministration produces a life of abandonment to God (Romans 12:1) in those who are exercised by its power. Mercy will never leave a man to live unto himself disconnected from the essential graces of God. Mercy must infiltrate every area of our hearts, for it is an expression that must be GIVEN in order to receive it. It is to the merciful that mercy is given. Those who are forgiven much love much. Mercy does not negate truth, it reveals it. Sometimes mercy tends to be thought of as a sentiment that nullifies my obligation to walk in truth. It is held as an excuse to hold to my own ways, to walk in unforgiveness, to choose with whom I will have fellowship, to hold to my carnal ways and to simply live as I choose because…God is merciful!

“Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy”

Matthew 5:7

It is in the SHOWING forth of HIS Mercies that I receive them! It is in the exercising of HIS life that my own life is empowered with greater expressions. They who live without mercy shall be judged without mercy.

“For judgment is without mercy
to the one who has shown no mercy”

James 2:17

To hold on to offenses, to have no real sense of compassion for others, to secretly rejoice in the difficulties of others or to simply live a life unto SELF is to live without mercy.


And in its absence within the life of an individual
there is a barrenness and powerlessness that shrinks
one’s world into a small and narrow one.


“We do pray for mercy;
and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy”

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Brian Troxel

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