“So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.”
When we find ourselves hurting due to someone’s doing or lack of responsibility, our flesh’s first instinct is to get even. A reproach against us is not a license to get vengeance.
Instead, we have the option of offering a prayerful request to have mercy on others. If we want mercy when we need it, we ourselves must be merciful.
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
During the first part of the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus Christ gave nine descriptions of Blessed people. There is no coincidence that He spoke about mercy in the fifth verse, five being the number of grace. God’s mercy is always accompanied by His grace.
“for I trust in thy word.”
May we be merciful while trusting in the Truth of the Word of God.
“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
“In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”
If we want the Lord to order our steps, we must be merciful while trusting in the Word of God.
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