Through the Bible in a Year – June 25

The scheme for May – June can be found here

1 Ki 9-11; Mat 9 Psalm 73

‘I desire mercy . . .’

It would be good to reflect on this saying. We are told it is the merciful who will receive mercy [ just as those who give will receive in all aspects of the life of the Kingdom – ‘forgive us as we forgive’, God opens the door to us in Christ – we have to step through to receive the blessings of the Kingdom.]

And so we might ask ‘Am I merciful as my Father in heaven is merciful?’ bearing in mind that we reveal the nature of our parents in this more than in anything else. Plainly much of contemporary church life is far from merciful. Yes we say we are, but THIS!! or THAT!!! cannot be the subject of mercy. We still set our own bounds

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