Mercy rejoices against judgment in the sanctification of the saints. Mercy makes men merciful. It does not make us indifferent to the pursuit of justice, but it does keep us from hypocrisy. We are all wont to practise a double standard. Like the wicked servant in Christs parable (Matt. 18:23-35), we want mercy from the Lord but are loath to give it to others. That is our old nature at work. But the Lord sanctifies those He saves so that they delight to treat others as He has treated them. This is why Christians love their enemies and seek the good of those who have wounded them. The triumph of mercy in us, therefore, is to make us more like Christ.
Mercy triumphs over judgment in the happiness and holiness of heaven. The great songs of heaven will all be sung by sinners who are there because of the mercy of God. Every note glories in a perfect justification that stood the rigours of the judgment day. Triumphant mercy justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies believers in Jesus. Can you join in its song?
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