THURSAY, APRIL 30
Scripture: Psalm 25:8-15
Psalm 25:10 says, “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.” Are all the ways of the Lord mercy and truth? If we realize that the ways of the Lord are first mercy and truth, we realize that developing mercy is the beginning of great victory because God is first merciful and then judicial. Mercy triumphs over judgment where righteous intercessors are found. We first extend mercy and if led by the Spirit, we reluctantly have to pray judgment if people will not turn. If led by the Spirit, we have to pray, ‘Lord, if they will not turn, then reward them according to their works, cut them off, remove them, etc.’ God’s ways and His paths are all mercy and truth. And that means our application has to follow mercy and truth. It is essential that we remember that. It is absolutely critical that we understand mercy first. If it is all God’s ways, then it is mercy first! Therefore, we have to act accordingly.