Be Merciful [Luke 6:36 Daily Devotional]
Jesus came to earth to teach us a better way to live. Instead of fighting for control and needlessly judging everyone around us, Jesus tells us to have mercy. We’re to look to the Father to get our example of mercifulness. Jesus emphasizes this part of our faith, so it’s an important aspect for us to follow.
Luckily for you, Jesus left us with a clear command and a clear path to being merciful. That means this verse is essentially the application. You can do this by following the Father as an example of showing mercy. And what did he do, exactly? We can look to Jesus to answer that question.
You’re able to show mercy by loving others well, and you do that by doing the things that I talk about in almost every devotional I write. Pray for people, serve them, and give generously. In doing each of these things, you’re showing mercy to each person you come in contact with. Spending time with God daily equips you to do this well.
Father, thank you for showing me mercy. Give me the strength I need to be merciful toward others. Help me to always reflect you and your nature to everyone around me, including the people I don’t get along with. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.
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