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Emanna for 05/31/2020

Being Full of Mercy toward Others

Bible Verses

Matt 7:1 Do not judge, that you be not judged. (2) For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you.

Words of Ministry

If you show mercy toward others, you will receive mercy. But if you measure others without mercy, then you will also be measured without mercy. With what measurement you mete, it will be measured to you. Mercy does not do any measuring. This means that mercy imposes no requirements. Anything that requires a measurement is not mercy. Mercy is absolutely blind. Why do you treat me so well when I am so pitiful? It is because you are merciful toward me. Sometimes, by the Lord's mercy, I have been merciful toward others. Afterwards some of my children, whose eyes were so clear about the situation, said to me, "Daddy, don't you know how poor this person is? Why were you so good to him?" I was good to him because I was blind. My children, however, were very clear-sighted. But those who are so clear- sighted cannot be merciful. We, the kingdom people, must be blind in dealing with others. If so, we shall be merciful to them and always take care of them. Whenever my children asked me why I was kind to those who did not deserve kindness, I answered, "You don't know what I am doing. Your eyes are too big and clear. Why did I treat him that way? It was because I was considerate of him." This is the principle of the kingdom people in dealing with others. For us to deal with others, we must consider them, sympathize with them, and be merciful toward them. The kingdom people must take care of others in their dealings with them.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 285-286. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 5/14/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.