Theme: LOVE, FORGIVENESS, MERCY
Text: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” – Micah 6:8.
Comment: As true worshippers of God and good disciples of Christ, we are expected to have the character of mercy or merciful disposition in our dealings with fellow human beings. When we do this, we will obtain mercy from God Almighty. Jesus Christ stated “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) The mercy of God is evident in God’s provision for us in time of economic hardship or food scarcity. This is attested to by the Psalmist when he said “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.” (Psalm 33:18,19) Apostle Peter also stated: “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” – 1 Peter 3:12.
Also, it is by the mercy of God that we are prevented from making grievous errors or mistakes in God’s service and in life generally. The Psalmist said “When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.” (Psalm 94:18) To enable us continue to enjoy the mercy of God, King David admonished us to have the fear of God, “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.” – Psalm 32:10.