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Read Introduction to James

 

“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”

 

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.

God gives no mercy to the person who refuses to demonstrate mercy to others.  God does not have mercy on those who show partiality to fellow believers.  An individual who lives a life of selfishness and lack of mercy to others is the kind of person God will judge. 

PRINCIPLE: 

God’s compassion ultimately does not extend to those with no compassion. 

APPLICATION: 

Discrimination demonstrates lack of compassion.  God will not extend His mercy indefinitely in time on earth, if we continually do not show mercy to others.  If we expect mercy from God now, we must show mercy now. 

Since God is wholly impartial, He expects us to be wholly impartial.  A person who lives with impartiality is a selfless person.  If we live by mercy, God will reward us by mercy.  This is an essential function of living by grace toward others. 

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