Pastor Mark Tiefel defines the word Mercy as it is used in Scripture. In the Old and New Testaments there were two words for mercy: compassion, or steadfast love. This second word emphasizes the feelings behind the compassion and what it was moved to do. God's mercy is more than a feeling, is moves Him to action. Mercy also moves us to repentance knowing that God is merciful. We are not worthy of being forgiven. Forgiveness comes from the mercy of God.
October 10, 2019