Love is Filled with Mercy
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV
His love is so tremendous for us it can be hard to comprehend. His love surpasses the love most of us know. This might be because the love most of us experience is conditional.
God's love is filled with mercy. How much mercy is in the love we give? Mercy filled love is the kind of love we must be striving to cultivate in our relationships.
Let us not forget that we are dead because of our sins. We need mercy to resurrect us because our sin continually separates us from God. So are we willing to receive His mercy to walk in His love?
The world preaches how to live through protocols and laws. However, the law kills and grace saves. It is by His grace that we are able to begin to comprehend mercy. In this way we can experience unconditional love that we can in turn share with others.
Considerations for your planner:
- Is your love conditional? Write down how you give mercy to those you love.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Heavenly Father, help us to lean into your mercy. We want to receive your love so that we can better give love. We want our love to be filled with mercy. Help us to grow in our grace for ourselves and others as we come to know and feel your grace upon our lives. Amen.
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