Beatitudes: 8 attitudes Jesus highlights to increase our experience of his blessing in our lives.

Key to happiness: 5 Mercy / Compassion

‘Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy. ‘ Matthew 5:7 

As we gain the understanding that we each need mercy, it cultivates an awareness the everyone needs mercy.  As I seek to give others this mercy that is so needed, I am positioned to receive mercy from others.  This active compassion requires us to forgive others as we have been forgiven.

  1. How could your attitude of being offended by someone, influence the mercy you give them?
  2. How might recognising that we ‘all walk with a limp’ assist you in showing mercy?
  3. Mercy comes from the overflow of a heart attitude. How might loving someone when there are no reasons to do so, bring a blessing to your own life?
  4. Check-in with God: ‘Is there anyone I need to forgive?’

Application/response: (‘Look out’ – what is your response to these verses)

What is God highlighting to you from this verse?

Choose how you are to apply these verses this week.