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Mercy

       We throw words like mercy and forgiveness around like inflatable beach balls across the well-worn net at the ocean’s edge. It is all kingdom entitlement with little consideration of the underlying truth. Being able to ask for mercy is a privilege. It implies that there is One who has the capacity to punish and harm–it is He from whom we seek mercy. In asking for mercy from God, we are acknowledging His right to bring judgment and just consequences. He alone is God. Let your words be few. 

      Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2.

 

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