Day 7: Jesus’ mercy moves us toward eternal salvation.
Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. “I am willing,” He told him. “Be made clean.”
We are all like the leper in terms of sin and the degradation sin has on the way we live. Sin kills the soul and erodes the body. Sin is unclean. Without God, without His mercy, without Jesus, we have no chance. But Jesus knows we need His mercy to experience His grace and salvation, and He has given it to use generously.
Action: When you give your heart to the Lord, there is so much mercy that is handed to you. So much so that when the Father looks at you, He sees His Son! Jesus traded places with us! Nothing can compete with that mercy. Do you have sin you need to confess? Do you need the Lord’s mercy toward that sin because you have been running from Him? Do you recognize that His compassion is trying to reach you this day? Ask God to help you by repenting of your current sin, and if you have never before, ask Him to be the Lord of your life. When you do, you will never be the same!