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The Mercies of God

There are several definitions for mercy I like the following; the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to prison rather than invoke the death penalty.

Lets start with the power of a judge to pardon someone. God is the ultimate judge we on the other hand cannot get to him to plead our case but we have an advocate name Jesus Christ who can speak on our behalf. It remains simple, we mess up, we pray and repent to have Jesus the advocator forgive us trough the divine power of God. Once restored, we can get back into spiritual formation down the straight and narrow again.

None of us want the death penalty of spending eternity in hell!

David in the Psalms constantly asked god for mercy in fact the book of Psalms list mercy more than any other book of the Bible. David realized just how valuable this restoration tool was. He penned Psalms 31:9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

David had every right to have grief in his eyes because of his rooftop peeping of Bathsheba (a very beautiful Sheba taking a bath). The bath house would often have curtains but no roof so David from his high rise suite could see her bathing. Lets just stop at this point because we know the rest of the story inquiry, the meeting, the pregnancy, the murder set up and the marriage.

At the point that David saw Bathsheba taking her bath he should have repented and asked God for mercy to prevent all of the punishment he caused himself and his family.

Seek mercy first and avoid a lot of pain and suffering latter!

In God We Trust!!!

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