James - For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. Luke - Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Matthew - Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew - But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Hebrews - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Psalms - [A Psalm] of David. Read More Micah - He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
2 Samuel 24:14
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Many people get the two mixed up. Although they are close in meaning they are not the same thing. Mercy is God not giving us the punishment that we deserve for our sins. As a kid me and my family would always play fight and when someone gets you in a submission we would yell mercy mercy mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. Though He is infinitely above all, and stands in no need of creatures; yet He is graciously pleased to take a merciful notice of poor worms in the dust. It is His tenderness of heart toward the needy. If grace contemplates humans as sinful, guilty and condemned, mercy sees them as miserable and needy. God is patient in mercy because he is holding off the judgment of justice to a later time. Not only do we have a patient God, His mercy is outrageous. Its message?