WE ARE THE ELECT OF GOD
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies. Colossians 3:12
There doesn't seem to be much mercy in the world today with multiple wars raging around the globe, terrorists attacks and political bouts trying to prove who is right, but we as the elect of God are called to a higher plain in which we display the mercy of God given to us to give away!
Throughout the ministry of Jesus while He was on the earth He displayed tender mercies and great acts of kindness to everyone He came in contact with. When Jesus was confronted by the religious crowd bringing to Him a woman caught in adultery, they asked Him what He would do in this situation knowing that the law of Moses held a death sentence for her. Jesus told them, "He who is without sin cast the first stone!"
Each of the men were convicted in their heart and one by one left Jesus and the woman alone. Jesus asked her where her accusers were and who had condemned her, and she said no one Lord, and He said to her, "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more." As Jesus showed mercy so we are to display the same level of mercy that we have been given. If we truly believed this and walked in tender mercy the world would be a better place!
"I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." John 8:12
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin