In Week Two of our 52 Weeks, 52 Verses, our verse for this week is Matthew 9:13. This is on of those verses that can really change the way that we look at God, ourselves, and other people. Take time this week to think about it, pray about it, and listen to what God wants to say to you through this verse.
Listen to what it says:
Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Two things pop out to me when I read this passage.
First God says that He desires mercy, not sacrifice. That’s what God wants from us in our dealings with others. Mercy. This week, as we memorize this verse, will we make an effort to show mercy?
Mercy is something that is not deserved. We are merciful to folks that don’t deserve it, that may not even want to be merciful to. God shows us mercy, undeserved.
Let’s show that same mercy to someone this week.
Second, Jesus said I came for sinners. Jesus came to help the weak, the sick, the sore. When you feel like God can’t love you because of what you’ve done, remember this.
It was you He came to save.
This week, as we memorize this verse, let’s think about these things.
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