Nov 10, 2019

Matthew 9-13

But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
Matthew 9:13

But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Thoughts on the Verse
God is merciful. He has  revealed his heart in Jesus compassion to people. God has demonstrated his mercy and love with you and me by calling us, sinners, to his side and to bring us salvation. He will not leave us unchanged and content with our sin. Yes, he does call us to repentance. He also calls us to share that same mercy with others.
 

 Prayer
Thank you, Almighty God, for being tender as well as powerful, forgiving as well as righteous and merciful as well as holy. Mature me in these sets of character defining traits. Fill me with your Spirit and gently confront me in those areas that need growth and change. May others see in me a reflection of you. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.