Tag Archives: mercy

The universal tragedy of being good

Holy, holy, is what the angels sing, And I expect to help them make the courts of Heaven ring; But when I sing redemption’s story, they will fold their wings, For angels never felt the joys that our salvation brings. … Continue reading

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‘Everyone’ means everyone

For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. Romans 11:32 Mercy is what everyone gets because everyone is guilty. Read that last sentence again, slowly, and then the verse above it, making particular notice … Continue reading

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A tragedy for the Prince

I recently read a tragic story about Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, and how she is writing a book about her relationship with the famous singer, and how he could never get over the loss of their son which also … Continue reading

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‘With friends like this, who needs enemies?’

Chandler picked out a restaurant and a movie for us to celebrate my birthday last night, and it was an awesome time. After a dinner of spicy chicken wings (his choice) we went and saw the new Captain America: Civil … Continue reading

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Showers of Blessing

Merry First Monday After Christmas! I love how Christmas is still in the air as the New Year approaches. Celebrating isn’t over yet, especially here in southern California, where the purple San Bernardino Mountains stand out in cold, sunny clarity … Continue reading

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Whac-A-Pharisee

4. Have decided that we don’t want to get what we deserve after all, and we don’t want anyone else to either. Now that we’ve got what we do and don’t deserve sorted out, what about everyone else? Remember the … Continue reading

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No mercy

Step 3. Realize that we detest mercy being given to those who, unlike us, haven’t worked for it and don’t deserve it. “Hi, my name is John, and I’m a Pharisee.” And this is when you’re all supposed to go, … Continue reading

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Oh mercy

Step 3. Realize that we detest mercy being given to those who, unlike us, haven’t worked for it and don’t deserve it. The Pharisees don’t like mercy because they are legalists. Legalists base everything on the law. They are interpreters … Continue reading

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