Even the merciful need mercy

With the merciful you show yourself merciful;
        with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
    with the purified you show yourself pure;
        and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
(Psalm 18:25-26 ESV)

Spurgeon has this encouragement for us today:

Note that even the merciful need mercy; no amount of generosity to the poor, or forgiveness to enemies, can set us beyond the need of mercy. Lord, have mercy upon me, a sinner.