The Mercy Rule


David cried for mercy. The two blind men cried out to Jesus for mercy.  Those who are merciful are called “blessed” and will receive mercy. It’s called “The Mercy Rule.” When a non-professional team is up by a bunch of points, the game can be called. When a pro team is up big late in the game, you don’t “pile on” but you run out the clock without trying to pile on the points.

At some point in our lives, we all will want and need mercy. Thankfully, His mercy endures forever.  Our redemption was purchased at the intersection of grace and mercy.  Grace needed mercy just as much as mercy needed grace. The hymn writer summed up our salvation with these words; “Mercy there was great and grace was free. Pardon there was multiplied to me. There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary.” (William Newell – 1868 – 1956).

“We all experience fear, shame, loneliness, broken homes, or broken hearts. We all hurt and need true, lasting healing. The trouble, according to bestselling author Andrew Farley and Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, is that we don’t know where to find it.

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