God "hath made of one blood all mankind, to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath assigned the seasons which were ordained before, and the bounds of their habitation, THAT they should seek the Lord, if so be they might have groped after him, and found him, though doubtless he be not far from every one of us. For in him we live, and move, and have our being," Acts 17:26-28
Monday, July 11, 2016
Mercy and Justice
Mercy and Justice
are those who show mercy! for they will be shown mercy.”
CJBFor judgment will be without mercy
toward one who doesn't show mercy; but mercy wins out over judgment.
AMPHe has showed you, O man, what is
good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love
kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? [Deut.
AMPGo and learn what this means: I
desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not
sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to
repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with
God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin). [Hos.
CJB" Ephraim, what should I do to
what should I do to you? For your 'faithful love' is like a morning cloud, like
dew that disappears quickly.(5)This is why I have cut them to pieces by the
prophets, slaughtered them with the words from my mouth — the judgment on you
shines out like light.(6)For what I desire is mercy, not sacrifices, knowledge of God more than
10:12-13 AMPAnd now, Israel, what does
the Lord your God require of you but [reverently] to fear the Lord your
God, [that is] to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve
the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire
being,(13)To keep the commandments of the Lord and His
statutes which I command you today for your good?
CJBHuman being, you have already been
told what is good, what Adonai demands of you — no more than to act justly,
love grace and walk in purity with your God.
9:9-13 CEVAs Jesus was leaving, he saw
a tax collector named Matthew sitting at the place for paying taxes. Jesus said
to him, "Come with me." Matthew got up
and went with him.(10)Later, Jesus and his disciples were having
dinner at Matthew's house. Many tax collectors and other sinners were also
there.(11)Some Pharisees asked Jesus' disciples,
"Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and other sinners?"(12)Jesus heard them and answered, "Healthy
people don't need a doctor, but sick people do.(13)Go and learn what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'Instead
of offering sacrifices to me, I want you to be merciful to others.' I
didn't come to invite good people to be my followers. I came to invite sinners.