President Abraham Lincoln: Mercy’s Fruit

July 25

President Abraham Lincoln

 

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
President Abraham Lincoln

Weakness is often the greater path to God’s righteousness and mercy. We seek strength but refuse to accept that the path to the strength of our Holy God must often travel through our own weakness. What a difficult road it is to both travel and grasp. We resist and often detest our weakness and the weakness of others but we can never know the pure beauty of God’s strength until we embrace our own weakness and, in the end, yield to them in the full knowledge that only by His mercy can we move forward into His strength by walking away from ourselves and into His complete control.

There is no room for ourselves nor our abilities within His Will nor anywhere within His plans. He may use us but only as it fits perfectly into His sovereign Will. When I accept this and long for this, I will find that insurmountable strength that comes only from a deep fear, longing and utter knowing of The Lord, my God.

Peace, SeanG.

Today’s Scripture: Romans 5:6-8

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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