Mercy and Grace

14 Oct

Mercy withholds the knife from the heart of Isaac. Grace provides a ram in the thicket. (Gen 22:11-14)

Mercy runs to forgive the prodigal. Grace throws a party with a robe, a ring, and a fatted calf. (Luke 15:20-24)

Mercy hears the cry of the thief on the cross. Grace promises prardise that very day. (Luke 23:39-43)

Mercy converts Paul on the road to Damascus. Grace calls him to be the great apostle. (Acts 9:1-6, 17)

Mercy closes the door to hell. Grace opens the door to heaven. (Eph. 2:8-9)

and the difference between mercy and grace is this:

MERCY withholds from us what we deserve. GRACE gives us what we do not deserve.

(Rom. 5:20)

–Dr. David Jeremiah


One Response to “Mercy and Grace”

  1. Robin October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I wanted to “like” this…haha! Good to think about. 🙂

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