“Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful” (Luke 6:36). It is so important that we echo our heavenly Father by being full of mercy and grace when we deal with people. This part of the nature of God is so important that God placed a restriction on our receiving it. “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered” (Proverbs 21:13, NIV).
Our thoughts, words and actions must show forth mercy (1). It should be so noticeable in our lives that it almost cries out. Mercy cries louder than judgment. “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment” (James 2:13). The blood of Christ cries out – “Mercy!” It should be the only policy between two men and when relating to other people. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Matthew 5:7, NIV).
We are God’s children, and since our heavenly Father is rich in mercy our lives will echo it for all the world to see. “And his mercy is on them that hear him from generation to generation” (Luke 1:50).