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They Shall Obtain Mercy

As the Savior delivered the Sermon on the Mount, He taught His audience to pray. At the Sixth of Matthew, Jesus indicated we should pray for the Father to forgive us as we forgive others. This portion of the prayer is unique because the Lord explained afterward why He taught us to pray such a thing: it is because the forgiving are forgiven, while the unforgiving remain unforgiven. Later, Jesus taught at the Eighteenth of Matthew that we must be willing to forgive seventy times seven, which is the Savior’s way of illustrating an infinite number. The Second of James promises that the merciful rejoice in judgment for the mercy they receive, while they receive no mercy who showed none to others. At the Fifth of Matthew, Jesus said the merciful are blessed, for they shall obtain mercy.

Written by David Hayes Prophater