The story goes that a certain court jester went too far one day
and insulted his king.
The king became so infuriated that he sentenced the jester
to be executed.
His court prayed upon the king to have mercy for this man who
had served him well for so many years.
After a time, the king relented only enough to give the jester
his "choice" as to how he would like to die.
The jester quietly said, "if it's all the same to you my Lord,
I'd like to die of old age."

Matt 5:7
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Those who are "merciful" exhibit concern.
They care for the needy.

It was God's mercy that allowed you and me to be saved.
(See 1Pet. 1:3)

This "mercy" of God is expected to be IN those who are His.
(See Lk. 6:36)

The reward of UTILIZING this characteristic of God in us is
to see God exhibiting MORE mercy toward us!

I don't know about you, but I need a LOT of mercy!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce