Have you ever been accused unjustly? How did you respond? Were your actions justified? What – as Christians – should our response be to people who injure us? Listen as Pastor Griffin seeks to share a Biblical understanding of “Why We Must Show Mercy”.
“And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold, my own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today.” 2Samuel 16: 11-12
“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to be believe in Him for eternal life.” 1Timothy 1:15-16
Above is a link to the recording of a message I shared last Sunday. It is a lesson which drives to the heart of trust, faith, revenge, hope, and understanding. It also reveals God’s example of how He uses our acts of mercy to lead people out of darkness and into His radiant Light of Love. Basically, it challenges Christians to embrace a discipline of mercy towards others who have wronged them. And why showing of mercy is not an option.
I provoke you to sacrifice a few minutes and listen. I believe it will provide you with clarity and hope for your current and future relationships. Especially, a relationship with the God of Mercy — Jesus Christ.
Be encouraged, steadfast and obedient to learn Christ in ways that many times are contrary to our way of thinking and responding. And please – continue to pray for me as we continue to serve as a Family-On-Mission here in Orangeburg, SC.
Continue to pursue the Faith for New Horizons’… #keepchasingJesus
ΑΩ A. David Griffin, M.Div.