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Blessed Are the Merciful

Be kind to all, for we do not know what their trials are. They may be suffering greatly and their only hope is through us, through whom the light of Jesus shines. Bless them and give them hope. They do not know what their end is as we do.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

(Matthew 5:7)

Show mercy to the ungrateful, for as Jesus showed mercy to those who killed him, so ought we to show mercy on them. We know our salvation is sure. We do not have to worry that we will fall under judgment, for our judgment is now and our hope is in Jesus who died for us.

Every knee will one day bow to the Lord. Take heed, remain faithful and true to our God, who will show mercy on us when we come before His throne of judgment. Have mercy on those who do not believe, for their fate is to also to go before the Lord of Hosts.

Have mercy on the arrogant, for their end is in God’s hands. Show grace to the proud, for they know not what they do. Bless all, show kindness to the unkind and give to those who ask. Never lose hope, for our salvation is sure. Blessed are the merciful.

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Our Salvation Is Jesus

No matter how great a trial we have to bear, no matter how painful a tribulation we have to endure, no matter how difficult a persecution we have to overcome, only through Jesus is our salvation sure. He is and will be our Savior forever.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

(John 5:24)

If we seek God with all our heart, He will reveal Himself through His Son Jesus. If we believe Jesus is His Son, we will have eternal life. We will not fall under judgment, nor will we have condemnation. Our dwelling will be with the Lord always.

O how wonderful a truth it is to know God has saved us from the penalty of our sins. His mercy for us will never fail and His grace shall endure without end. As far and wide and as deep and full is the ocean, so is God’s love for us in our salvation.

Bless the Lord our God for He is good. He purges us of our iniquities, gives us hope in times of sorrow and protects us in our dwellings. Whatever may have ensnared us in the past, God has rescued us in the present. Our salvation is Jesus.

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Your Sins Shall Be as White as Snow

O how great God is to have given us hope through Jesus Christ our savior. Whatever sin we may have committed, He has promised to forgive. Whatever evil we may have done, He will cover with Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”

(Isaiah 1:18)

We have no reason to fear God’s wrath. If we accept Jesus as our savior, He will pardon our iniquities. We shall be as a new birth to the One who has given us life. We have no reason to fear because our salvation is now. When we take our last breath, we shall not fall into judgment.

God has promised to be with us always. He shall never leave us nor forsake us. We shall dwell with Him always. That ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, cannot take away that which is already ours.

Seek God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, and it shall be well with you. No evil so great shall befall you from which God cannot rescue you. His promise is sure. His promise is eternal. Your sins shall be as white as snow.

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The Word of God Is Living and Active

God’s Word is as a rock, solid and unshaken; it does not change. From shore to shore, its wisdom is as vast as the ocean, providing guidance when we need it most. It reveals God’s plan and what we will inherit once we return to the Father.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

(Hebrews 4:12)

God’s Word promises salvation to those who believe Jesus is the Son of God. He guarantees that we will one day dwell with Him forever. No greater a promise is that of having eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God’s Word gives us comfort in times of trial and tribulation. We have hope, reading that He would never leave us nor forsake us. We have His glorious truth on which to meditate day and night. Wonderful is His Word; perfect is His plan for us.

God’s Word is life; great is our joy and pleasure abounding. His Word is sure, true and faithful; it will never fail. His Word is as a light, showing us the way through the darkness. The Word of God is living and active.

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Store God’s Word in Your Heart

God’s Word is as a sword, piercing our hearts, blessing us with wisdom, and protecting us from sin, which wants to corrupt us and enslave us to another master. Be strong and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit so that God’s love fills us daily.

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

(Psalms 119:11)

Reading God’s Word gives us hope, gives us vision and provides safety when safety seems afar. As a light that penetrates the darkness so is His Word, which penetrates the very marrow of sin that wants to reign over us.

Through God’s Word, we have the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. He sacrificed His life so that we might live. No longer does sin imprison us in the depths of despair, as one would fall into despair. Our hope is in Jesus, who lives in us.

Read God’s word for wisdom. Read it for instruction as to how God’s mind works. Read it for comfort. Read it for the pleasure and joy we gain from it, when its power encourages us with strength to overcome the trials we endure. Store God’s Word in your heart.

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Merciful and Gracious Is Our God

O how merciful and gracious is our God. He has blessed us with the knowledge of His truth through Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives in us, revealing in us God’s glory. Blessed are we, whom God has called His children.

“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”

(Psalms 86:15)

Blessed are we to have God as our loving Father. He is always there waiting for us to lay bare our iniquities at the foot of the cross. His bosom is our resting place. He is our comfort and strength. Great is His mercy, for He is great.

All joy comes from our Lord. He shows us the way to everlasting peace, and He blesses those who look to Him for guidance. Whatever we lack, He provides. He knows what we need before we need it. His grace toward us is bountiful.

Bless the Lord Almighty, king of heaven and earth, for He will never fail us, nor will He abandon us. He considers us heirs and coheirs to all He possesses. O how generous is He to have given so much to us. Merciful and gracious is our God.

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A Harvest of Righteousness Is Sown in Peace

Should the people desire peace, let they themselves be peaceful. Should the people want quiet, let they themselves be quiet. There is no anger in peace. There is no anxiety in quietness. God comforts the spirit of the saints with His love.

“And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

(James 3:18)

Do not be deceived, brethren. Many speak in Jesus’ name, but are not from Jesus. Many will sow seeds of division to satisfy their own lustful desires. Give the unrighteous their own place to bury their dead. We, however, will follow Jesus. For His love lasts forever.

Show mercy to the just and the unjust. Be at peace with all and never quarrel with the demons. Jesus has won that battle. His angels surround the saints, and no one can stop the army of God. Love Jesus always.

Be slow to anger and thoughtful in speech. Restrain your tongue, for it is as a sword, which cuts both ways through the skin and through the marrow. Be vigilant to sow peace in all your dealings, for a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace.