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Mercy And Truth Are Met Together | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Mercy And Truth Are Met Together

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I. Introduction:

A. We are instructed to be a people of mercy (Matthew 5:7).

  1. Mercy [Strong’s # 1653] is also translated as “compassion” and “pity” (Matthew 18:15-35). *Seen in verse 33
  2. Think about the work it takes to truly be merciful (Luke 6:27-36).
B. We are also instructed to be a people of truth (I John 3:11-19).
  1. In addition to our brotherly relationships, this would also mean being honest (Proverbs 12:19).
  2. This also means being born of the truth in discussing our conversion through the Gospel (James 1:18).
  3. This also means our conduct in walking in accordance of the truth as well (III John 1:1-3; cf. I John 2:3-6).

II. Body: Psalms 85:10

A. Mercy and truth concur with one another, join together (Psalms 86:15 and Psalms 100:5).
  1. The truth of God is about salvation (Colossians 1:3-6).
  2. When you think about God, think mercy and truth (Psalms 86:11-15).
B. Solomon wrote of the importance of having mercy and truth (Proverbs 3:1-4).
  1. Solomon understood his father walked before God in truth and had thus obtained mercy (I Kings 3:6).
  2. Even when David erred, the mercy of God was highlighted (II Samuel 24:10-25).
  3. What Solomon witnessed was that mercy was granted as a result of his father’s works (Psalms 62:12) and of God’s promises (II Samuel 22:50-51).
  4. Thus, mercy and truth are met together through obedience to God’s will (Psalms 25:10).
C. God has a controversy with those in whom mercy and truth are not found (Hosea 4:1-5:5).
  1. The unmerciful (Romans 1:28-32).
  2. Those without the truth (II Thessalonians 2:1-12).
  3. Have the right balance (Matthew 9:9-13 and Matthew 23:23-24).

III. Conclusion:
“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil” (Proverbs 16:6).

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