This morning in early morning Bible study we studied about mercy. It’s something that many of us want, but aren’t willing to give these days. Think about it, when we fall short we desire people to forgive us or to not hold it against us too bad. We’re quick to want pardon. But most of us want justice served to those who’ve wronged us.
Honestly, it’s something I think about and have been criticized for over the past several years. I’ll be the first to confess that I’ve made some pretty bad choices in my life, which have led me down a pretty bumpy past. I can’t say it wasn’t because I didn’t love God, but honestly I loved myself more. You see I want what I want when I want it and often times my wants haven’t been in accordance to God’s instructed word. And yet, I still hope that God will have mercy on me when the judgement day comes.The fact to the matter is if you’re shown mercy, it’s not about justice anymore. But many of us think they go hand in hand.
However the one thing we’re not able to judge is each others hearts. Is it right for me to request mercy for my short-comings and not expect nor desire God to show mercy to someone else who has also sinned? Is it fair for me to ask God to forgive me for my sins and not want him to grant others forgiveness (Matthew 6:15)? These are just things to ponder. But lastly, I just have to ask…Would you choose to remain in heaven if you looked over and saw that person you felt had wronged you and wasn’t worthy of forgiveness was pardoned and made it in too? Is it unlikely? Just a thought:)
Have a beautiful blessed Sunday!
Just My Savvy Two Cents.