There is nothing more Christ-like than mercy motivated from love. Nothing that will bait unbelievers more effectively than demonstrating this in our day-to-day lives. It is that undeserved grace that opens the door for true evangelism. Like a megaphone for the Gospel, a powerful exchange happens. You are given a brief platform of receptivity. Kindness breaks down walls and it is most powerful when undeserved!
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8NKJV).
- How did David come up with the blueprints for the temple?
- What was unique to the building process of the temple?
- What was to be placed in the middle of the temple?
- What does “Bethesda” mean in Greek?
- What is unique about Michelangelo’s depictions of Moses? Why did he paint him that way?
- Be honest. Who have you painted horns on today? Will you show mercy?
It doesn’t take much effort to receive mercy, does it? In fact, I don’t think there is a greater feeling in the world than being given something you really didn’t deserve. What takes some serious effort is living a life reflective of this same gracious mercy. To whom in your life do you need to show mercy? It may not feel good at first; humbling yourself is rarely easy. But who knows, you may be the very one God uses to forever change their eternity.