Here is a vivid display of God’s character and the backbone of how we should live. Once we move from the basics of blatant good and evil (a huge contrast of life) we can deal with finer contrasts, like this one; mercy and truth.
No doubt God handles these two apparent opposites so marvelously. I am always interested to see how God handles these things and try to learn so I can apply in my own life.
Think about MERCY. Mediate and ponder upon the meaning of mercy.
Its a lot like grace but different. They are word sisters. I feel like mercy is something we ask for and grace is something bestowed upon us. Regardless, they are kin and so refreshing and peaceful.
Life is a struggle and I thank God for mercy.
How does mercy speak to you?
(Please share in the comments below?)
Upon the very next step comes TRUTH.
What is truth?
Jesus is truth personified. Facts, principles, the way of nature, science are also truth. Truth is not situational. Truth is stubborn and staunch. It never waivers. It is what it is! Like it or not, it doesn’t change.
He or she who ignores the absolute truth in any situation is a fool and is running contrary to the grand design, at one’s own peril. Sooner or later, this side or the other… the truth shall be revealed. Let’s not just hope but work to be behind it and not before its sharp cutting edge.
Though truth can be hard it also very comforting. In we can know things for sure and helps us gain traction by getting a good grip on reality.
Last but certainly not least, we better not miss the big caveat at the end of this verse…this applies to those who keep. Who keep His covenants, His promise. Those who trust and are faithful and obedient. Those who exercise their belief in real life.
Let’s be thankful God is a God of truth and One of mercy. The perfect balance.
How might this relate to you?