Mercy and Judgment

While preaching on 1 Corinthians 10.13 yesterday, I said that many of us are presumptuous when it comes to falling to temptation.  Others are very much aware of God’s chastening hand and judgment and actually despair when they are tempted.  Both responses may be met with meditation upon passages of judgement and mercy respectfully.  Let me ask you:  What passages have you found helpful that deal with the mercy and judgment of God?

8 thoughts on “Mercy and Judgment

  1. John Williams says:

    Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV)

  2. Michael Valley says:

    1 Chronicles 16:34
    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good;
    for his mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalms 103:11
    For as the heaven is high above the earth,
    so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
    Isaiah 54:7-8
    For a small moment have I forsaken thee;
    but with great mercies will I gather thee.
    8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
    but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
    saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
    Matthew 9:13
    But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

  3. Oscar Liberato says:

    James 2:13
    New International Version (NIV)
    13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

  4. Tim Sneeden says:

    Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
    Found this to be helpful last night when teaching “Hope for the Troubled Marriage.” Even the guilty party in a failing relationship can have hope when the look up to God.

    • joesterwind says:

      Great passage, Pastor Sneeden. I love that whole chapter! “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity …delighting in mercy …having compassion on us …subduing our iniquities ….casting all our sins into the depths of the sea!” Powerful!

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