Mercy Reigns


God’s love cannot be earned because it’s already unconditionally given.


Psalm 40:7

Sacrifice and offering you do not want; but ears open to obedience you gave me.


The prophet Hosea declared that these were the words of God: “For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice” (Hosea 6:6). The psalmist concurs in today’s scripture verse.

Jesus underlined those words when he said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice'” (Matthew 9:13).

It’s not about doing something to earn God’s love.

It’s not about getting rid of something to earn God’s love.

God’s love is already given

God loved you before you were born…before you knew any rules to follow. Rules are essential for children to function. But once you grow into the knowledge and understanding of God’s amazing love…then the rules (while still good) are no longer the focus.

Some people are still stuck in a childhood religion of desperately following a list of guidelines…always fearing they will mess-up and God will somehow get angry at them.

A God who would die on a cross and say, “Forgive them, they know not what they do,” is an unconditional lover.

Get to know that God.

Now…what is that God of Love asking you to do to help make the world a more compassionate, forgiving, just and merciful place?


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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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One Response to Mercy Reigns

  1. Thank you for sharing! Happy to connect!

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