Before we are born again, we are only natural creatures operating with natural understanding. We cannot understand spiritual things.
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. – Luke 1:50 Fear does not cause God to have mercy. Fear of the Lord is the evidence of the hand of mercy upon a person. When Jonah ran from his duty to preach to Ninevah, he boarded a ship to get away. The … Continue reading Which Came First, Mercy or Fear?
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:45 One of the definitions of blessed is happiness or joy. But what is true joy? Is it laughing at a funny movie or cheering at a baseball game? Is it being the … Continue reading The Blessing of Belief
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 1st Timothy 1:16 In this verse, Paul tells us that there was a cause for the mercy he received. Was it something he … Continue reading The Cause of Mercy