Cheerful Mercy!

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Blessed are the merciful, for they would be shown mercy. –Matthew 5: 7(NIV).

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and do not pay attention to the plank in your own eye? –Matthew 7: 1-3(NIV).

That’s my Jesus. Do you hear Him using the words of a carpenter? He sure was one!

The Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Bible is so huge for me. I told my Jesus that I wanted to understand them and ever since, He has been breaking them down for me bit by bit. He started with the issue of love, mercy.

Every time we expect people to understand us and everything about how we choose to do our things. For instance, when I make a mistake or fail to do what I am supposed to do I just expect to be understood and not misunderstood. Jesus made me to understand that I should show people around me love and kindness by just trying to understand them- their hearts, whether they are right or wrong. This is love and that is mercy. If someone messes ups my kitchen, Jesus wants me to understand and sympathize with the fact that they do not know a better way to do it or that they are not just me who have a special way of keeping my kitchen. I don’t have to be mad at them. God puts up with me and I should do the same for my neighbor.

I don’t have to condemn even if I am condemned. Understanding is mercy, mercy is not judging.

While I was just taking in what my Jesus was saying to me as I went on with my activity, I discovered that there are thing in me that people may not find acceptable. I love home making and I savor every moment of it. As a microbiologist I love my home to be maximally germ free and not just squeaky clean. I was slow when trying to enjoy my home making and yet do it ‘microbiologically’. That day He was teaching me about mercy, I did just little in 8 hours- they were almost perfectly done though. I couldn’t finish and I had an appointment to meet up with so I needed my sister’s help. I asked for it, she complained and my brother felt that I was just being unfair. It was then that he told me bluntly that he didn’t see what I had been doing. I tried explaining but I had to rush out. I felt sad but my Jesus kept my temper in check but He spoke to me later and confirmed to me that He felt too that I was slow. He said that He understood me because I understood my brother. I knew Jesus watched all that happened He was even with me while I did the home but He did not say a word of it because He wanted me to learn practically. He reminded me that time is a talent that He gave us equally and that He expects me to use it well. He is teaching me how anyway. He is my helper.

If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice; you would not have condemned the innocent. –Matthew 12: 7(NIV).

 

Blessed are the merciful, for they would be shown mercy. –Matthew 5: 7(NIV).

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and do not pay attention to the plank in your own eye? –Matthew 7: 1-3(NIV).

That’s my Jesus. Do you hear Him using the words of a carpenter? He sure was one!

The Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Bible is so huge for me. I told my Jesus that I wanted to understand them and ever since, He has been breaking them down for me bit by bit. He started with the issue of love, mercy.

Every time we expect people to understand us and everything about how we choose to do our things. For instance, when I make a mistake or fail to do what I am supposed to do I just expect to be understood and not misunderstood. Jesus made me to understand that I should show people around me love and kindness by just trying to understand them- their hearts, whether they are right or wrong. This is love and that is mercy. If someone messes ups my kitchen, Jesus wants me to understand and sympathize with the fact that they do not know a better way to do it or that they are not just me who have a special way of keeping my kitchen. I don’t have to be mad at them. God puts up with me and I should do the same for my neighbor.

I don’t have to condemn even if I am condemned. Understanding is mercy, mercy is not judging.

While I was just taking in what my Jesus was saying to me as I went on with my activity, I discovered that there are thing in me that people may not find acceptable. I love home making and I savor every moment of it. As a microbiologist I love my home to be maximally germ free and not just squeaky clean. I was slow when trying to enjoy my home making and yet do it ‘microbiologically’. That day He was teaching me about mercy, I did just little in 8 hours- they were almost perfectly done though. I couldn’t finish and I had an appointment to meet up with so I needed my sister’s help. I asked for it, she complained and my brother felt that I was just being unfair. It was then that he told me bluntly that he didn’t see what I had been doing. I tried explaining but I had to rush out. I felt sad but my Jesus kept my temper in check but He spoke to me later and confirmed to me that He felt too that I was slow. He said that He understood me because I understood my brother. I knew Jesus watched all that happened He was even with me while I did the home but He did not say a word of it because He wanted me to learn practically. He reminded me that time is a talent that He gave us equally and that He expects me to use it well. He is teaching me how anyway. He is my helper.

If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice; you would not have condemned the innocent. –Matthew 12: 7(NIV).

 

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