Mercy Without Borders

Joshua summoned them, and he said to them, “Why did you deceive us, saying, ‘We are very far from you,’ when you dwell among us?Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you shall never be anything but servants, cutters of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.” They answered Joshua, … More Mercy Without Borders

Why does the heavenly holy place need to be cleansed?

Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence … More Why does the heavenly holy place need to be cleansed?

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 … More Even the merciful need mercy

Mercy has ripple effects

Luke 1:57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.  And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.  And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his … More Mercy has ripple effects