Today’s verse stems from Jude. While warning believers of the early church to beware those who take advantage of God’s forgiveness to indulge in sin, Jude doesn’t end the letter without reminding them that those who break the rules are the ones who most desperately need to be shown the light.
God could care less about how loudly I sing a hymn, how fervently I read his scriptures, or how earnestly I could ever help the poor if my overzealous worship is causing my pride to place myself above those in spiritual darkness.
"You MUST show mercy to those whose faith is wavering."
"For I desire mercy, not sacrifice."
2 John 1:5
Coming straight from the bible’s shortest book, it retains the message that repeats from Genesis to Revelation, from Jew to Gentile: God loves his creation and expects those who know the Father to do the same. We share faults, we harbor malice, we’re imperfect, yet in his loving grace God demonstrates that love knows no bounds and neither should we.
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this is art. this is a work. of contemporary art. being exhibited at the los angeles museum of contemporary art. the title is “long haired cheese”. this is art.
It’s beautiful, okay. Y’all are meunsters.
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I couldn’t think of one verse that stood out most to me as opposed to the book as a whole. The book of Esther never mentions God and despite this, is filled with a constant sense of direction from his hands to honor those who serve him. From blood-born Jews Mordecai and Esther to Persian-born Xerxes, it demonstrates there is no one that can’t be used for his purpose.
During a group prayer, the Jews spend time recounting what God had done for them following the restoration of Judah that was directed by Nehemiah.
Amidst all the miracles they cling on to and remember God’s love most. “But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love.”
I love you very much