Blessed are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7 AMP … Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy!

From NetBible Mt 5:7

  • merciful[1655] = actively compassionate
  • mercy[1653] = compassion

Proverbs 11:17 AMP … The merciful, kind, and generous man benefits himself [for his deeds return to bless him], but he who is cruel and callous [to the wants of others] brings on himself retribution.

From NetBible Prov 11:17

  • merciful[02617] = lovingkindness, goodness, kindness, faithfulness
  • *This contrasts the “kind person” and the “cruel person” (one who is fierce, cruel), showing the consequences of their dispositions.
  • *This contrasts the benefits of kindness for the “soul” (translated “himself”) with the trouble that comes to the “flesh/body” (translated “himself”) of the cruel.

Micah 6:8 AMP … He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

From NetBible Mic 6:8

  • love[0160] = human love, between man and woman, God’s love for His people
  • mercy[02617] = lovingkindness, goodness, kindness, faithfulness

What does it mean to love mercy?
==>to  actively show compassion, lovingkindness, goodness, kindness, faithfulness

==>to desire mercy as God desires His people or one desires their beloved …

What are the blessings of being merciful?
==>your deeds return to bless you, you yourself 
receive mercy, compassion, lovingkindness, goodness …


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