Morning Coffee 8/28/14    The Beatitudes:  The Merciful

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“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7 NLT)

“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him.    In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.    He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt. “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’    Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt. “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars.  He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment. “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded.    But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full. “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened.    Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me.    Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’    Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” (Matthew 18:23-35 NLT)

God Is a merciful God, I’m sure you can reflect over times in your life when He poured out His mercy on you when you should have suffered the consequences of you actions. Because of His mercy we are still standing today.

God has shown us mercy in our lives when we offended Him, so why wouldn’t we in turn show mercy to those who have offended us. Or  if we see someone in need and we are able to help them, we should help them. That is part of showing mercy. God will bless us when we reflect the mercy that He has given us to others. When we do that we are living out the example that Christ set for us when he walked this earth.

Forgive that brother or sister that hurt you, Go and help that lady struggling to get the grocery bags in her car. God Has showered us with His mercy lets go and shower someone else with that same mercy.

 

Much Love & God Bless

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