Mercy Never Makes Us Prideful
Mercy NEVER makes us PRIDEFUL!
As mercy is given to THE HUMBLE, it has a humbling effect like no other thing on earth. Wherever it comes, it makes a man lie extremely low (John 3:30) before the Throne of the heavenly Grace, and leads him to ascribe all glory and honour to the LORD God from whom the mercy comes.
As it is written, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.”(Romans 9:18)
Pride is a very deadly disease to the soul of man:
And I will break the PRIDE of your power; and I will make your heaven as IRON, and your earth AS BRASS:
The WICKED IN HIS PRIDE doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
The FEAR of the LORD is to HATE EVIL: PRIDE, and ARROGANCY, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
PRIDE goeth before DESTRUCTION, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Dear LORD, thankyou for your mercy on your chosen eternal Church.