The Righteousness of Mercy

As Mercy journeyed, a conversation caught His attention. Two men in the square, one boasting in himself loudly, with his head held high, the other beat his chest with great sighs looking to the ground. Audacity proclaimed “Lord I thank you that I am not like other men, I am not bad like those sinners, especially the one standing behind me!” The pharisee continued in his embellishments not seeing that the Lord was in his midst. Mercy moved beyond the deafening pride to hear the unpolished confession of the publican. He whispered “Lord I will not hide my wickedness, I am guilty – Have mercy upon me.” Mercy’s attention fastened on the broken soul; he had discovered his ultimate need, to receive mercy! Mercy put His hand out and touched the clenched fists; He began speaking these living words  – “You are justified, Go in peace”. The publican was quiet and attentive, shame had been lifted from his heart. He was not the same man that he was a few moments ago, he was now living in the righteousness of Mercy, ALL has been paid for, ALL is new. The insurmountable debt was satisfied and he is made whole.

Mercy was ready to take the burdens of both men but only one allowed Him to. Mercy is calling – what will you say? Luke 18:9-14.

About the author : Jason Moore

Jason Moore

Passionate about reaching people with the Gospel, Jason Moore has traveled extensively. Since age 16 he has been involved in mission work and discipleship among the former Soviet-bloc countries in eastern Europe, in Asia, in South America, as well as in the United States. He did his internship living for 7 years in the Ukraine, helping plant 5 churches that continue to thrive today under trained national leaders. A graduate with a Bachelor of Biblical studies from Maryland Bible College and Seminary, he faithfully serves in his local church, leading the Pastoral Care Team of Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, MD. Together with his wife, Leah, and their son, they help disciple people to discover the riches of God’s grace. For more information please contact - Altarsflame@gmail.com

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