Last week, I referenced a thought from the book of James. While I was studying those exhortations, my eyes caught these words “Mercy triumphs over judgement.”. I have found that my mind keeps coming back to those 4 words over and over as the week progresses. That’s funny, as I am sure I have read those words many times, but I think I have lived a life that is opposite of that many times. What I find fascinating is how liberating that thought pattern is. And well I guess that is actually backed up by the whole thought; let’s back up and look.
12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! James 2:12-13 (NIV)
Live today according to the laws of freedom and let mercy reign.