Let’s think about mercy for a moment. Everyone needs it—from God as well as from others. But it can be expensive. To pay for your sins, the Father endured the crucifixion of His Son, and Jesus left His place in heaven and gave up His life. As God’s child, you’re called to be merciful, too (Matt. 18:33), and sometimes that will be costly. Are you willing to make sacrifices to relieve the suffering of others? Will you put aside pride in order to forgive? This month, I hope you’ll use your devotional time each day to search your heart for this most beautiful of attributes. Where it’s lacking, cultivate it. You’ll never regret what you spend to be merciful (Matt. 5:7).
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