“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy (Mat 5:7 KJV).” Whose words are these? They belong to Jesus. And well they should. Jesus, the greatest giver of mercy in the universe with the exception of our Father in heaven Himself, is calling us to be merciful so we can obtain mercy. What a blessing! So how could I possibly miss this blessing?
All I have to do is take one look at my Jack Russell the next time he misbehaves. Then I remember. I miss the blessing of mercy because I get caught up in my flesh. I become more concerned with how I am being inconvenienced than I do with what Jesus admonishes me to do. Give mercy.
So, just like every other day of my life, I remember to go to my Father in heaven to confess my sin and seek His mercy. I also need to ask Him for the strength to give mercy when the opportunities arise. Otherwise, I miss my blessing. And, quite frankly, I have missed so many blessings in my life because of my shortcomings that I choose this day to seek after the Lord – and His never ending blessings.