I desire mercy

The words of Jesus…”But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13) “Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And your judgments are like light … More I desire mercy

Though like scarlet

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; Seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as … More Though like scarlet

Lift up your face

“Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; You will remove iniquity far from your tents. Then you will lay your gold in … More Lift up your face

When a nation burns

Australia finds itself in unprecedented territory as vast swathes of the country burn in some of the largest bushfires in history (perhaps globally). Already around twenty people have so far been killed (and more than number unaccounted for) – including three volunteer firefighters – and about six million hectares (60,000 sq km or 14.8 million … More When a nation burns

Violence begets violence

‘The phrase “violence begets violence” (or “hate begets hate”) means that violent behavior promotes other violent behavior, in return. The phrase has been used since at least the 1830s. Violence begets violence is a concept described in the Gospel of Matthew, verse 26:52.‘ (Source: Wikipedia). The Lord Jesus did warn of those living by the … More Violence begets violence