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Bible verses about mercy.

Mercy is an important gift found throughout the Bible. It is described as an act of kindness, forgiveness, and love towards those who are undeserving. Mercy is a character trait that God possess and he expects his people to also demonstrate it towards others. In this article, we have compiled 10 powerful bible verses about mercy for you to reflect upon.

"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved-" - Ephesians 2:4-5

This verse reminds us that despite our sinful nature, God cherished us enough to show us mercy and save us through his son Jesus Christ.

"For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment." - James 2:13

This verse emphasizes the importance of showing mercy towards others because God will judge us based on how we treat others.

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23

This verse encourages us to remember that God's love and mercy towards us is never-ending, and we can rely on it every day.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." - Matthew 5:7

This verse reminds us that when we show mercy towards others, God will also show us mercy in return.

"Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him." - Isaiah 30:18

This verse teaches us that God desires to show us mercy and graciously waits for us to turn towards him and seek his help.

"Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." - Hebrews 4:16

This verse urges us to seek God's mercy in times of trouble and approach him with a humble heart.

"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever because he delights in steadfast love." - Micah 7:18

This verse emphasizes the attributes of God's mercy such as his forgiveness of sin and his steadfast love.

"The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." - Psalm 103:8

This verse reiterates that God's nature is filled with mercy, slow to anger, and that he desires to extend his steadfast love towards us.

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions." - Psalm 51:1

This verse teaches us to repent and seek God's mercy in times of sinfulness and mistakes.

"For you, Lord, are good and ready to forgive; and abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you." - Psalm 86:5

This verse assures us that God is always ready to forgive us and show us mercy as long as we call upon him.

God showed his mercy towards us by sending his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, and it is our duty to demonstrate the same mercy towards others. Through meditating and reflecting upon these bible verses, we can grow in our understanding of God's mercy and learn how to show it towards others, just as he showed towards us. Let us strive to demonstrate mercy in our everyday lives and trust that God will also show us mercy in return.

Reflection Questions

In what ways have you seen God’s and others mercy towards you manifest in your daily life?

How has displaying mercy to others made a positive impact on your own life?

What is the best way to show mercy to those who are struggling or in difficult circumstances?

What are some of the challenges that you face when it comes to showing God’s mercy?

How can we ensure that our actions are in line with the principles of mercy found in scripture without putting us in unsafe situations?

Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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