Mercy

Mercy

It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbour.    Martin Luther

Mercy is like the rainbow, which God hath set in the clouds; it never shines after it is night – If we refuse mercy here, we shall have justice in eternity.    Jeremy Taylor

I choose kindness… I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.    Max Lucado
 
The gospel of a broken heart demands the ministry of bleeding hearts…We can never heal the needs we do not feel. Tearless hearts can never be heralds of the passion. We must pity if we would redeem. We must bleed if we would be ministers of the saving blood.    Dr. John Henry J. H. Jowett
 
Mercy is not for them that sin and fear not, but for them that fear and sin not.   Thomas Watson
 
Mercy imitates God, and disappoints Satan.   John Chrysostom
  
The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.    John Stott
  
As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God’s goodness, so every affliction is a drachma weighed out in the wisdom of God’s providence.    James H. Aughey
  
He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.    Thomas Brooks
  
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.    Thomas Merton
  
Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.    William Gurnall
  
God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful- “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.    Elisabeth Elliot
 
Your foes may be numerous as the devils in hell, strong and wily; but He will save.    F.B. Meyer
 
God is more willing to pardon than to punish. Mercy does more multiply in Him than sin in us. Mercy is His nature.    Thomas Watson
 
The mercies of God make a sinner proud, but a saint humble.   Thomas Watson
 
Did any of you, parents, ever hear your child wake from sleep with some panic fear and shriek the mother’s name through the darkness? Was not that a more powerful appeal than all words? And, depend upon it, that the soul which cries aloud on God, “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” though it have “no language but a cry,” will never call in vain.    Alexander MacLaren
 
 
At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart’s love upon people like us.   Alistair Begg
 
Though Christians be not kept altogether from falling, yet they are kept from falling altogether.   William Secker 
 
Until we taste the bitterness of our own misery we will never relish the sweetness of God’s mercy. Until we see how foul our sins have made us we will never pay our tribute of praise to Christ for washing us… If you would know the heart of your sin then you must know the sins of your heart!     William Secker
 
Justice is for those who deserve it, mercy is for those who don’t. Woodrow Kroll
 
The more affected we are with our misery, the fitter for Christ’s mercy.    Thomas Manton
 
God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.    Charles Spurgeon
 
Have you ever stood on the same plot of ground with the publican, crying–God be merciful to me a sinner?    William Tiptaft
 
I measure Your love for me by the magnitude of the wrath I deserved and the wonder of Your mercy by putting Christ in my place.    John Piper
 
A man does not get grace till he comes down to the ground, till he sees he needs grace. When a man stoops to the dust and acknowledges that he needs mercy, then it is that the Lord will give him grace.    D.L. Moody
 
God does not comfort us to make us comfortable only, but to make us comforters.    Dr. John Henry J. H. Jowett

We all need love, but we need it most when we deserve it least–when we have sinned against someone, when we have made poor choices, when we have failed. In these situations, ordinary love must become extra-ordinary love.   Barbara Rosberg

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your kindness sealed until your friends are gone. Speak approvingly, cheering words while their ears can hear them and be made happier by them.   George W Childs

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.   Anonymous

Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord.   John Baillie 

Be warm and merciful and let no one go from you empty-handed. The least you can offer is your time and patience, your affection and your prayer.  Anonymous