A. We are instructed to be a people of mercy (Matthew 5:7).
- Mercy [Strong’s # 1653] is also translated as “compassion” and “pity” (Matthew 18:15-35). *Seen in verse 33
- Think about the work it takes to truly be merciful (Luke 6:27-36).
- In addition to our brotherly relationships, this would also mean being honest (Proverbs 12:19).
- This also means being born of the truth in discussing our conversion through the Gospel (James 1:18).
- 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).
- The truth of God is about salvation (Colossians 1:3-6).
- When you think about God, think mercy and truth (Psalms 86:11-15).
- Solomon understood his father walked before God in truth and had thus obtained mercy (I Kings 3:6).
- Even when David erred, the mercy of God was highlighted (II Samuel 24:10-25).
- 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).
- Thus, mercy and truth are met together through obedience to God’s will (Psalms 25:10).
- The unmerciful (Romans 1:28-32).
- Those without the truth (II Thessalonians 2:1-12).
- 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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