Matthew 5:7 part 1 of 2

Matthew 5:7 part 1 of 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

Bam! God is speaking through His only begotten Son. John 3:17 God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

As He speaks (the words of the Sermon on the Mount), He is revealing His own character. John 5:19 Therefore Yeshua answered them, “Amen, amen I tell you, the Son cannot do anything by Himself. He can do only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.

The principle of sowing and reaping is on demonstration. God has many attributes. Among them (and perhaps chief among them) is mercy. His mercy shows us the core of His heart which is His love. That creates in us a heart of thanksgiving. (I was tempted to quote all of Ephesians 2 here, but had to stop. Read it if you want the full blessing.)

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God was rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. Even when we were dead in our trespasses, He made us alive together with Messiah. (By grace you have been saved!) And He raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua – to show in the olam ha-ba the measureless richness of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua.

And, because I’ll be writing again next time on this, I have liberty to end for today with this … Jacob 2:13 For judgment is merciless to the one who does not show mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

That’s right, “mercy triumphs over judgment.” Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

 

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