Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

Motivation For Mercy (Part of the “Mercy Mondays” Project)

This morning I continue my contributions to a series called “Mercy Mondays”. Each Monday, Jenn LeBow is writing a prompt on the subject of “mercy”, and she’s inviting others to respond with posts on their own blogs. (You can read all the responses each week on Jenn’s blog.) This week’s prompt is: “Motivation for Mercy“ […]

Tender Mercies and Lovingkindnesses: It’s All In the Adjectives

“Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, For they are from of old.” (Psalm 25:6) It’s possible, I think, for mercy to be shown as an unemotional decision. I can imagine a judge being convinced to show mercy to the guilty defendant before him because he is convinced by the arguments of a […]

God’s Delight in Judgment

“But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.”  (Jeremiah 9:24) God reveals aspects of His nature in this verse, telling us things that He delights in. Now we […]