Showing mercy is an interesting thing to do. When God shows us mercy, we are so excited but when it comes to us showing mercy to others, it becomes a bitter pill to swallow.
How will you show mercy to someone who killed your child? Someone who planned for your downfall, saw you fall and rejoiced only for s/he to ask for mercy when God blesses you and lifts you.
The normal human nature is to request revenge but I tell you, the best way to handle such is, to play your part according to the Word of God i.e forgiveness and mercy, and then leave the rest to God to take care of. He is the God of justice. I noticed that the covenant of seed time and harvest i.e whatever you sow, you will reap will be relevant in all ages.
David the man after God’s heart committed an abominable thing by committing adultery and not stopping there, killing the woman’s husband (Uriah) of the same woman he slept with.
He begged God, cried for forgiveness and God forgave him but the child that was conceived as a result of this died, and just as Prophet Nathan had told him by the Spirit of God, the sword never departed from his house. Look at how many wars he fought all his life, look at his son Absalom.
Show Mercy to people
When believers lay curses on people for the wickedness they did to them, I see it as unnecessary because the reward of seed time and harvest will always be in place.
So then, what does it mean to show mercy? What about not giving your precious pearls to swine as is written in the Bible?
Having mercy on those who offend you does not necessarily mean you should relate with them as you did before nor those it mean you should neglect them in their time of need. This is one major reason why sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit is very important. Remember that wisdom is profitable to direct.
The Spirit of God will tell us to cut away from some persons who are out to destroy our destiny. At other times, He may ask you to help in this or that area. But one thing should be constant, forgiveness and mercy should always be available in your heart regardless of what anyone does to you. This is majorly in your favour. Once this area is covered, you can be sure that God will take care of the rest because He is the one and only righteous Judge.
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