Mercy and Kindness

God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7)

All honour to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is by his boundless mercy that God has given us the privilege of being born again. Now we live with a wonderful expectation because Jesus Christ rose again from the dead. (1. Peter 1:3

So whenever you speak, or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law of love, the law that set you free. For there will be no mercy for you of you have not been merciful to others. But if you have been merciful, then God's mercy toward you will win out over his judgment against you. (James 2:12-13)

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. (Luke 6:36)

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6)

I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for you mercies in the presence of your people. (Psalm 52:9)

How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! (Psalm 116:5)

For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth. (Psalm 108:4-5)

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth. For he loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. (Psalm 117)

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor. The Lord rescues them in times of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity and rescues them from their enemies. (Psalm 41:1-2)

But if one of you has enough money to live well, and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help - how can God's love be in that person? Dea children, let us stop just saying we love each other, let us really show it by our actions. It is by our actions that we know we are living in the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before the Lord. (1. John 3:17-19)

Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand, a beautiful poem!

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
- by Margaret Fishback Powers

Perfect in Christ (Written by Charles Spurgeon)
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:24-25)
Mourning Christian, dry up your tears. Are you weeping on amount of sin? Why do you weep?
Weep for your sin, but weep not through any fear of punishment. Has the evil one told you that you shall be condemned?
Tell him to his face that he lies. Ah, poor distressed believer, are you mourning over your own corruptions?
Look to your perfect Lord, and remember, you are complete in him; you are in God’s sight as perfect as if you had never sinned.
Nay, more than that, the Lord our righteousness has put a divine garment upon you, so that you have more than the righteousness of man.
You have the righteousness of God. Oh, you who are mourning by reason of inbred sin and depravity remember, none of your sins can condemn you.
You have learned to hate sin, but have you learned to know that sin is not yours anymore—it is put on Christ’s head.
Come, be of good cheer; your standing is not in yourself—it is in Christ; your acceptance is not in yourself.
It is in your Lord’s grace toward, and acceptance of, you. Even with all your sin, you are as much accepted today in your sanctification.
You are as much accepted of God today, with all your iniquities, as you will be when you stand before his throne.
Where you’ll be rendered free from all corruption. Oh, I beseech you, lay hold on this precious thought, perfection in Christ!
For you are perfect in Christ Jesus. Be of good cheer; do not fear to die; death has nothing terrible in it for you.
Christ has extracted all the gall from the sting of death.