Each of the readings in this Bible reading plan is about mercy. Just like His grace, God’s mercy flows out of His great love. But grace and mercy are very different
from each other. Grace is in the mind; it is a decision to love someone who does not deserve that love. Mercy is in the heart. It is looking at someone’s pain and agony and having a deep gut reaction—feelings of concern, care, and pity, the
feeling that I have to do something, get involved. It doesn’t matter if the suffering is that person’s own fault or even if that person is just getting what he or she deserves.
Because all of us are sinners, none of us merits God’s grace or mercy. As we study this plan, we will see how God’s mercy overflows for us—and how our love can overflow in mercy toward others in need around us.
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