One-Minute Word, 2/18

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. – James 2:12-13

Mercy is where the rubber meets the road. Do we take God seriously and “love mercy,” which Micah 6:8 declares as God’s requirement? Mercy is practical demonstration of God’s grace. When we are rich in mercy sometimes the gift is criticized as extravagant or foolish. Would we be generous with God’s mercy as God has been toward us? Would we be willing to be criticized for being too much like Jesus?

It’s one of my favorite phrases in all of scripture: mercy triumphs over judgment. May each of us allow mercy to have the victory today, no matter how foolish it may seem to others.

Pastor Joe