Find your peace with those different than you
or peace will not be seen…
what necessary revelation is found clearly when
our time passes the mean,
hardness of one’s heart is not the backhand of
God, it is found internal,
there is no peace offered when death is the goal,
an enemy of the world external,
there is nothing to fear from what one understands…
save what is in your own mind,
answers you’d seek to gain the whole world, to loss…
this is but what you’ll soon find.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mercy killing: the killing of a patient, or animal, suffering from from an incurable disease, or extreme suffering… life threatening injuries.
Mercy killing is not related to something assumed to cause harm or injury to: one’s family, honor or related to any form of punishment, deprivation or mutilation. It is also not common, used throughout all cultures, but there are some that call this behavior ACCEPTABLE.
Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.
Mercy… true mercy is best shown by the example of those saying they have a merciful God; which makes the understanding of mercy apparent to those watching the actions of any believer to which the actions will show the heart of the follower… where their belief is best expressed- in one’s actions.
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Biblically, the heart (leb [bel]) refers primarily to the inner nature of a person, including will, thought, and emotions. Decisions are viewed as a setting of the heart ( 2 Chron 11:16 ; 12:14 ; Job 34:14 ). Intention is clearly conjoined with moral responsibility. Both good and evil are revealed prior to actions at the point of one’s will ( Gen 6:5 ; Psalm 78:8 ). Thus, rebellion, hardness of heart, or the inner resistance of the will to comply with the obligations of the covenant required an inner transformation for peace to be restored. This is clearly indicated in David’s prayer for an “undivided” heart for both fear and praise of God ( Psalm 86:11-12 ). Again, at base it is virtually impossible to separate God’s will from the human. The reality of continued uncompelled service and sacrifice depends on the gracious action of God.
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What constitutes a “proud” person? The negative sense points to a sinful individual who shifts ultimate confidence from God to self. In the Wisdom literature, “the proud” are distinct from “the righteous” and “the humble.” Here the term is applied to non-Israelites, rather than to Israel. The Septuagint uses hyperephanos [uJperhvfano”], meaning one who is insolent, presumptuous, or arrogant, a scoffer or a mocker ( Psalms 119:21 Psalms 119:51 ; Prov 3:34 ). When the prophets accuse Israel of pride ( Jer 13:9 ; Ezekiel 7:10 Ezekiel 7:20 ; 16:56 ; Hosea 5:5 ; 7:10 ; Amos 6:8 ; 8:7 ; Zeph 2:10 ), the word hybristes [uJbristhv”] connotes a wanton, insolent person. Thus, in the Old Testament books, the prideful are generally associated with the wicked, the arrogant, the presumptuous, and those who are insolent toward God.
Most of the adjectives joined with “pride” in the Old Testament are negative in connotation, including words such as “stubborn” ( Lev 26:19 ), “overweening” ( Isa 16:6 ), “willful” ( Isa 10:12 ), and “great” ( Jer 13:9 ). In one instance the positive phrase “everlasting pride” describes the status of a restored Zion ( Isa 60:15 ). Most of the synonyms give a negative sense: contempt ( Psalm 31:18 ); wrongdoing ( Job 33:17 ); trust ( Psalm 62:10 ); arrogance ( Prov 8:13 ; Isaiah 2:11 Isaiah 2:17 ; 9:9 ); insolence ( Isa 16:6 ); and conceit ( Jer 48:29 ). An exception is “glory” ( Isa 4:2 ).
We all must (truly) come to use our own REASON for our beliefs, thoughts and actions- without reasoning to affect our actions we would be left to the whims of feeling. Where is mercy for women found if mercy killing still exists? Where is the sense of wrongness… if forgiveness is not understood or enacted by its use and exercised? Can we say we know God, the God of love, if we do nothing from the strength of love- even to stand up for the telling of love’s truth? Whose kingdom is being tried to be brought in… if it is not the Kingdom of God?
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But according to early Christianity, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ marked a paradigmatic shift resulting in the overlapping of the two ages. The age to come of the kingdom of God was inaugurated within this present age. In other words, the two ages are now coterminous, and the Christian lives in the intersection of the two. This idea is commonly referred to as the “already/not yet” eschatological tension. That is, the age to come has already dawned because of the first coming of Christ but it is not yet complete; completion awaits the second coming of Christ. The idea of the kingdom of God in 1 and 2 Corinthians transcends the terminology. Paul speaks of two basic results of the breakthrough of God’s kingdom into this age: (1) the formation of God’s people; (2) the defeat of the enemies of God. Both of these consequences are stamped by the already/not yet eschatology tension.
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Mercy as the Foundation of God’s Covenant. Mercy and hesed [d,s,j], God’s covenant love, are integrally related. So close is the relationship that hesed [d,s,j] sometimes is to be viewed in terms of mercy. In this relationship, mercy then comes to be seen as the quality in God that directs him to forge a relationship with people who absolutely do not deserve to be in relationship with him. Mercy is manifested in God’s activity on behalf of his people to free them from slavery; it is neither theory nor principle. As the passages taken up with the establishment of the covenant with Israel show, God’s mercy is a driving force in leading him to create a relationship with Israel ( Exod 34:6 ; Deut 4:31 ; 13:17 ; Hosea 2:19 ); its meaning through hesed [d,s,j] extends to that of loyalty based on merciful love, a loyalty that maintains the covenant despite Israel’s own resistance ( Psalm 25:6 ; 40:11 ; 69:17 ; Isa 63:7 ; Jer 16:5 ; 42:12 ; Hosea 2:19 ; Joel 2:13 ; Zech 7:9 ). God’s mercy is mediated through the covenant, by which he becomes the God of a people promising protection, provision, guidance, and his constant presence ( Psalm 23:6 ). Because God is the initiator, the mercy he gives is gracious, unmerited, undeserved ( Gen 19:16 ; Exod 33:19 ; Jer 42:12 ). Within the relationship, God’s mercy is thus closely linked to forgiveness ( Exod 34:9 ; Num 14:19 ; Jer 3:12 ; Dan 9:9 ), a more basic disposition of compassion ( Deut 13:17 ) leading to forgiveness, and to the steadfast love by which God sustains the covenant and repeatedly forgives his people ( Psalm 25:6 ; 40:11 ; 51:1 ; 69:16 ; 103:4 ; 119:77 ; Jer 3:12 ; 16:5 ).
4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
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