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They Shall Obtain Mercy

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During the giving of His Sermon on the Mount, the Savior taught that the merciful were blessed, for they would be shown mercy. James concurred with this by cautioning the unmerciful that they would be shown no mercy in the ultimate day of reckoning. On the other hand, the merciful would, in judgment, find cause for rejoicing. An example of this principle is seen in a man that Paul the apostle knew as Onesiphorus, and about whom he wrote to Timothy. Onesiphorus had ministered so generously to Paul in Ephesus that the apostle was certain Timothy must have already been aware of it. In Rome, from whence Paul wrote to Timothy, Paul said Onesiphorus had diligently sought him until he found him. For these favors, Paul, no fewer than twice, invoked the mercy of God upon both Onesiphorus and his house. Blessed indeed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater