Who Are The Merciful

Who Are The Merciful?
Who Are The Merciful?

Who Are The Merciful? is post 5 in the Beatitude Series and will illustrate to you from Scripture that we are doing God’s will and will be blessed by being merciful.

Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5:7

I pray you will clearly discern the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading this article.

Who Are The Merciful?

Have you ever encountered the following scenario? 

Someone keeps you at a distance, and or is angry with you and you have no idea what you did wrong? 

This is a difficult situation to deal with especially when you want to make peace with them and they either refuse to talk to you, or dish up their own interpretation of events that you did not do, or you did unintentionally and unknowingly.

As with most of the Beatitudes, there is a strong connection between The Merciful and forgiveness. 

The meaning of merciful is to have empathy, sympathy, and compassion for someone else. 

It is the kind of empathy and understanding of something from another person’s view that the Holy Spirit will reveal to us when we ask for it.

Why God Expects Us To Be Merciful

In this Beatitude, Jesus tells us that we will receive mercy if we show mercy to others. 

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 2:13

“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

Matthew 18:35

When the Holy Spirit gives us insight into the point of view of others, it will help us forgive unconditionally and show them kindness and mercy, even when they stay mean to us. 

It will help us not to kindle negative thoughts on it and to naturally act the way God expects us to. 

Our emotional healing process will be quicker and the cords tying us to the injustices done to us will be broken.

How To Be Merciful

Jesus tells us how to be merciful in Luke 6:32-36

  • It is no credit to us to love only those who love us, even sinners return love to those who love them. 
  • It is no credit to us to do good to those who only do good to us, this is something sinners do. 
  • It is no credit to us to lend to those we know will pay us back, sinners do it as well. 
  • When we love our enemies, do good to them and lend out expecting nothing in return, we will be children of the Most High God and He will give us a gracious reward. 
  • God, Himself is kind to the evil and unappreciative.  God expects us to be merciful just as He is toward everyone.

Just like we want God to be merciful toward us in His actions and not only His thoughts, He expects us to be merciful toward others in our actions.

Blessings and mercy belong to the merciful, those who allow others to make mistakes, who love and forgive them unconditionally. 

To have empathy with the pain of others without judging them. 

Those who treat others with dignity even if their deeds are undignified, who make a deliberate choice to look for the good in others when you think they do not possess such a quality. 

Let’s Get Practical: 

Application:  To do everything for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31), and not to grow wearing in doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

Promise:  When we are merciful, empathetic, and have compassion for others, we will be blessed and receive mercy from God (Matthew 5:7; James 2:13).

Prayer points:   That God will help us when we have to suffer for going good for that is the will of God (1 Peter 3:17), and that the Holy Spirt will guide us not to repay anyone evil for evil, but always seeking to do good to others (1 Thessalonians 5:15).

Additional readingLuke 6:32-36;   Psalm 89:1-36.

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Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His Holy Name!


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Gerda van Breda Daughter of the King of kings! Wife to Jacques, Mother to Marisa, Anne-Marie & Izak, and my sons-in-law Jacques & Seth. Grandmother to my two adorable grandsons Leo & Liam. Also mother to my four furry four-legged children. Kingdom Blogger - Online Missionary & Disciple Maker - Creator & Designer of Prayer & Bible Study Resources - Write under the pseudonym Tabith Blogs. I'm passionate about the things of the Kingdom Of God and my family, I also have many hobbies of which crochet is my favorite as it relaxes me.

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