Seven verses that give you a feel for the Mercy Rhythm
Here is what we call the "Mercy Gift" of Jesus. It sets the tempo of the Mercy Rhythm.
But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Romans 5.8 (The Message)
That is the first verse in the set of seven "Mercy Verses" below. They are snippets from all over the Bible that get us started in seeing God's mercy as the Bible describes it. God wants heaven's mercy to heal the damage evil has done on earth and to keep it from doing any more damage. We get in on that mercy through the sacrifice Jesus made.
God's mercy rhythm is not monotonous. There is a lot more to it than the simple idea that God is just nice or kind by nature. There is a story to his mercy, a surprising, thrilling, shocking story with the sacrifice of Jesus in the center of it. Fortunately we can love the Mercy Rhythm long before we figure it all out. We simply move with the parts we understand.
Preview the seven "Mercy Verses" (scroll down)
Guide for daily use. Combines some short declarations and prayers with personalized wording of the "Mercy Verses" to help us live relaxed in God's mercy and eager to be agents of mercy for the benefit of others.
One key story about the ultimate act of mercy
Seven verses about the mercy of Jesus
All quotes are from the New Living Translation.
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But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5.8
With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Hebrews 9.12
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53.5
If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6.14-15
It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: "There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent." Luke 24.47
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. Psalm 103.3-4
"For the mountains may move and the hills disappear,
but even then my faithful love for you will remain.
My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”
says the Lord, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54.10