A Picture of God’s Mercy


We’ve all heard definitions of God’s mercy. None of them can describe that attribute of God adequately. Here’s a truth that might give us a small picture of God’s mercy.

God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins (Psalm 103:8-12 MSG)

Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah (Ephesians 2:4-6 MSG).

What About You?

How would you define mercy? What’s your favorite Bible verse that describes God’s mercy?

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10 Responses to “A Picture of God’s Mercy”

  1. marilyn williams on March 31st, 2014 7:56 am

    mercy is compassion, love, care.
    Psalms 31:22 In my alarm I said “I am cut off from your sight”Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.

  2. Kris Brown on March 31st, 2014 9:58 am

    Mercy is when we give God lemons and He makes lemonade.

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 31st, 2014 11:04 am

    Thanks for your contribution to “mercy,” Marilyn.

  4. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 31st, 2014 11:04 am

    Thanks, Kris! Lots of lemonade! 🙂

  5. Edith Okosun on April 5th, 2014 3:38 am

    From Romans 6:23 which says The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. If Christ has not died for us, we should have paid with our lives when we sin against God. Mercy is the inverse of grace. I don’t merit it, He just choose to die for me. Thank you Father, it’s by your mercy that I’m not consume.

  6. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 5th, 2014 5:26 pm

    You’re so right, Edith. Thanks for sharing this. God’s mercy and grace is so undeserved. But I’m so glad He loves us and gives fresh grace every day, aren’t you? Jesus’ death and resurrection says it all.

  7. Carol Mari Weiss on April 14th, 2014 9:52 pm

    Mercy, mercy, I have been given lots of mercy from our precious Savior, Jesus, the Annointed One! 🙂 And I know He will continue to give it to me. I have been spared of many negative consequences from some of my past actions and for that Inam thankful!
    Now I need His mercy to see me through some very challenging and ocean tidal wave stormy feelings of how I relate with my sisters! I need His mercy to show me out of this darkness and to free me from this way of life I have towards them!
    My favorite verse on MERCY is 1Petdr 1:3-5
    Praise be to God and Father of our
    Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has
    given us new birth into a living hope through
    the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and
    Into an inheritance that can never perish. spoil or
    fade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are
    shielded by God’s power until the coming of the
    salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
    Thanks for a place focused on our walk with Jesus! – Carol

  8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 14th, 2014 11:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Carol. A great verse!

  9. Kris Brown on April 18th, 2014 8:14 am

    No other person in history had the ability to “truly” give Grace and Mercy.

  10. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 18th, 2014 10:24 pm

    True, Kris.

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