THEOLOGY TUESDAY: GOD’S MERCY

John Piper wrote:

If I think I am better than my neighbor, or more moral, and therefore, by extension, somehow more deserving, then I have forgotten that it was mercy alone which saved me and mercy alone which keeps me there. Thus the more grounded we are in this knowledge, the easier it is for us to maintain humility among our neighbors, regardless of how depraved we may be tempted to think they are.

The Bible says about God’s mercy:

For the LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them. – Deuteronomy 4:31

I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. – Romans 9:15, 16

For an in-depth overview of God’s mercy, see A.W. Pink’s article here:

http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Attributes/attrib_14.htm