One of my favorite verses is right at the start of Romans 12. It seems my mind comes back to this passage over and over and over. It’s the words ‘in view of God’s mercy’ or in some passages ‘in light of God’s mercy’ that cycles through my mind all the time.
The mercy of our Father is such an important part of my everyday life. I try to think about this concept when I am faced with tough choices, or when I am examining my behavior, or when I find myself to be selfish.
I am so thankful that he is merciful. I love the concept of living in a way that feebly attempts to ‘repay’ the mercy I have received through the way I live and love others. I am amazed by the certainty of redemption.
But in the end, I know I come back to the idea of mercy, because I know I can’t imagine actually having to pay the price for the actions that I take.
“Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD.”Psalms 25:7 NLT