You delight in showing mercy | Amanda Cook

This video is a live rendition of a song “Mercy” by Amanda Cook from her “Brave New World” album. We’ve been singing this song at our church. I especially like this verse…

Oh love, great love
Fear cannot be found in You
And there will never be a day
You’re uncertain of the ones You choose

Mercy is the heart of the Father, at the very center of God’s nature. Mercy and truth, along with righteousness and peace, are reconciled through Jesus’ Christ:

10 Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed. (Psalm 85:10 NKJV)

For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations. (Psalm 100:5 NKJV)

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy (Hosea 2:19)

18 Who is a God like You,
Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in mercy. (Micah 7:18)

As followers of Jesus, mercy should be the fruit of our heart’s response toward others (especially toward those we think deserve judgment):

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ (Matt.9:13a)

13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)

Let’s think on these things as we listen to this song.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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