With the Merciful You Will Show Yourself Merciful

Psalm 18:25-27  

With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people, but will bring down haughty looks.

God wants us to learn to be like He is: merciful, blameless and pure. When we act in these ways, He responds in the same way. Jesus Christ made the same point in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:7-8).

But the fact that we reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7) doesn’t only apply to positive traits. Those who are devious and proud will also experience the results of these sinful attitudes.

God will save humble people because they will have the humility to realize they need His help and will cry out to Him (Isaiah 66:2; Proverbs 3:34; James 4:6).

Use these links to read more about cause and effect and mercy.

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