[anzac] MY OWN LACK OF MERCY - David Wilkerson

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Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 21:08:44 +1200
by David Wilkerson

Jesus told a parable about a servant who was forgiven a great debt.
This man found grace and mercy with his master, but he took it all
for granted. Immediately after he was forgiven, he went out and
began to choke a man who owed him a small, insignificant amount,
demanding, "Pay me what you owe me - now!" When the debtor
asked the man for mercy, he refused and had the debtor jailed.

Why was this man so judgmental? Why did he lack mercy? It was
because he did not consider his own unworthiness. He did not
understand how hopeless he was, how exceedingly sinful his own
sin was. He did not appreciate the danger he had been in - how
close to death he had been - before he had been shown mercy.
When his master found out what the ungrateful man had done to
the other debtor, he had him thrown into jail for life.

While I was studying this parable, the Lord stopped me and
convicted me of my own lack of mercy. "Me, Lord? I´m one of the
most merciful preachers in America." But he began to remind me
of insensitive remarks I had made, things I had blurted out in haste.
I wept before the Lord and asked him how that could have happened.

"David, you have forgotten the incredible mercy I showed to you.
How many times did I dig you out of something that could have
destroyed you? You would not be here without my mercy!"

I wept before the Lord, and after asking his forgiveness I went back
to the Word to seek his help in being more merciful. A wonderful
verse I found is Psalm 119:76: "Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness
be for my comfort, according to Your word to Your servant."

The meaning here is, "Lord, your Word tells me I am to be comforted
by the knowledge that you are merciful and full of compassion to
me. Let me extend this same mercy to those around me."



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