…blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy….” Matthew 5:7 (NKJV)

As you journey in life, you will meet all kinds of people and experience all kind of things. You will meet people who will offend you, disappoint you, betray you and even backstab you. But you have a responsibility to overlook what they have done to you and move on because these things are a part of life. You must learn to follow the words of Jesus Christ and be merciful to others. The reason is that mercy will only give birth to mercy, and wickedness will birth wickedness. We see in our opening scripture the words of Jesus Christ where He said: “…blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy….” Matthew 5:7 (NKJV) meaning that if you want to obtain mercy both from God and from men, you have to be merciful to others.

When people offend you, be quick to overlook what they have done to you and let go. Don’t be an unforgiving (Christian) person. I have often heard people say things like “I can never forgive that person, and I pray that God will understand because I was really hurt” well, the issue here is not with God but with you. A man who does not give out mercy will never receive mercy, so if you want to receive mercy in your life both from the throne of grace and from men, you must learn to give it at all times and without getting tired. So I encourage you to do the needful today. Live by the Word and do what is right not what you like. Be like your Father, God Almighty. The bible declares that His “…mercies are new every morning…” which means God’s mercy never ends and He wants us to be like that as well. So begin today to let go of hurts and choose to be merciful because you will obtain mercy by so doing.


Mercy gives birth to mercy, and wickedness gives birth to wickedness!


Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for teaching me your Word and for developing my life with your Word. I declare that henceforth, I will be merciful to all around me because I have come to know the importance of it. Praise God!

Categories: January 2019


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