Matthew 5:7 (NIV)
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
When I was a kid we played this finger crushing game called Mercy. Your hands would be intertwined with someone else’s and they would bend and squeeze your fingers back as much as possible. When the pain was too much for someone to bear they would say MERCY! At the person’s mercy, the pain would end.
Part of having a Godly attitude means that we need to show mercy to others. As human beings, we will make mistakes and at times people will make mistakes against us. Forgiveness is a way to express mercy.
God wants us to show mercy to others and in turn, he will show mercy to us.
We need to be like Jesus and be merciful to others so that he will continue to be merciful to us.