Too often I have cried for justice instead of mercy with whoever it is that offended my friends. Mercy..........."but they don't deserve it," I have often cried. And the Lord reminded me that if they deserved it, it wouldn't be mercy. Then He reminded me of the many times He showers me with mercy when I deserved judgement. With tears in my eyes, I forgive and humbly thank the Lord for His mercy that endureth for ever.
Psalms 130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Interesting Bible fact: There are 262 verses containing the word mercy.