Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mercy (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Good morning ladies,

The word of the day is “mercy.” This is one of my favorite words in the Bible; and with so many passages covering it, I was thinking of which one to use. In this particular passage the Apostle Paul is reminding the peeps at the church of Corinth that they were going to experience some madness in life – you know, that it’s not always going to be sunshine and flowers.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
~2 Cor. 1:3-4

Paul is telling this church to be aware of hardships that are happening… and to comfort those who are not in the best situation. The interesting part of this scripture is that we can assume that Paul has most likely gone through tougher times than any of these peeps would ever dream. Yet he does not say that. Instead he reminds them to help one another shift their attention for the temporary life to that of one eternal. My question is: who in your life can you remind of God’s eternal riches, in spite of their current situation. My prayer is that you bless someone today with the reminder of God’s mercy and love.

Praying for you,


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