The Mercy of God
"God is good all the time!”, often brings the reply, “And all the time, God is good!”
One of the ways God shows His goodness is by extending mercy to us. When God comforts the afflicted in their misery and distress (Matthew 9.1-8), that’s the mercy of God. And when God doesn’t afflict the comfortable in their ongoing sin, that’s the mercy of God, too. When we come to truly understand the mercy of God, and how merciful He is being with us, it should compel us to show mercy toward others.
Perhaps that's wishful thinking for the times in which we live. But mercy, God’s mercy toward us – and our mercy toward others, matters more than ever.