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Message Summary: We don't deserve God's mercy because we are all sinners, but we come before God for His mercy. Paul tells us so succinctly tells us, in Romans 2:4-5, that without God’s mercy and our repentance we would be facing God’s wrath at judgment: “do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.". We can never pray or enter God's presence while we are in our pride; we can only enter God's presence if we humble ourselves in Jesus the Christ. Humility and penitence, before God, invite the presence of God -- honesty in action -- here I am, Lord, just as I am; please have mercy on me a sinner.
Today’s Affirmation: Today, Because I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Evil Ways. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Goodness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).
Scripture Reference (ESV): Romans 9:14-16; Matthew 11:29; Mark 10:46-52; Psalms 5:1-12.