2018-12-23


Pastor Pete

 

12-23-2018

Gods Way To Blessing 3

Gods Way To Blessing 3 notes

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
Matthew 5:7 KJV

To truly discover and understand the full meaning of this one verse we must not only look at the Greek meaning, we must go to the Hebrew.

The Greek word eleemon; to be compassionate, it also carries with it the ability to have pity [to sympathize]

The Hebrew word which is untranslatable is chesedh; the ability to get right inside the other persons skin so much so we see with their eyes, think with their mind, and feel with their feelings.

Many times when mercy is needed we do not have the ability to give it because we are more concerned with our own point of view and our own feelings.

There is a French proverb that states to know all is to forgive all.

Thought; this is exactly what God did for us; in order for Him to be merciful He had to become man, flesh.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14 KJV

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:15-16 KJV

God got inside the skin of man.

The story of Queen Victoria visiting Mrs. Tulloch, Tulloch was slow in getting up to greet the Queen Tulloch just lost her husband as the Queen just lost her husband also.
The Queen responded to Tulloch I am not here as your Queen but as one woman who has lost her husband to another woman who has lost her husband.

Just think the King of all kings did not come to us detached, or the great majestic God that He is but He came…

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Zechariah 9:9 KJV

Brothers and sisters it is imperative for us, just as we have received mercy we must give mercy.

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Matthew 6:12-15 KJV
“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.”
Matthew 9:13 KJV

“But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.”
Matthew 12:7 KJV

“Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”
Matthew 18:32-35 KJV

Let us close with this thought;

O the bliss of the man who gets right inside of people, until he can see with their eyes, think with their thoughts, feel with their feelings, for he that does that will find others do the same for him, and will know that, that is what GOD IN JESUS CHRIST HAS DONE !