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We worry about tomorrow. We regret yesterday.

  • Jesus, the Messiah, and our Master, challenged us to pray, “give us this day our daily bread”.
  • God is a God of today and now. God is.
  • God has given us a great gift. It is now.

Want a present? Focus on today as a gift of God.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Master Jesus the Messiah. [1]

1 Corinthians 1:3

In Greek the word is ἐλεάω or ἐλεέω; ἔλεος, ους : to show kindness or concern for someone in serious need — ‘to show mercy, to be merciful toward, to have grace or mercy on, mercy.’

The biblical meaning of mercy is exceedingly rich and complicated, as evidenced by the fact that several Hebrew and Greek words are needed to comprehend the many-sided concept. Consequently, there are many synonyms employed in translation to express the dimensions of meaning involved, such as “kindness,” “lovingkindness,” “goodness,” “grace,” “favor,” “pity,” “compassion,” and “steadfast love.”

Prominent in the concept of mercy is the compassionate disposition to forgive an offender or adversary and to help or spare him in his sorry plight.

  • Matthew 9:27–30 —As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Master.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: “See that no one knows about this!”
  • Matthew 15:22 —And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Master, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.”
  • Matthew 20:29–34 —As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Master, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Master, Son of David, have mercy on us!” And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Master, we want our eyes to be opened.” 34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

[1] New American Standard Bible (1 Co 1:3). (2020). The Lockman Foundation.


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