“So you must show mercy to others, or God will not show mercy to you when he judges you. But the person that shows mercy can stand without fear at the judgment.”
James 2:13 NCV
One thing about being free is that we have free will to make our own choices. We can choose to forgive or hold a grudge. Ultimately the choice is up to us. This is one verse that keeps me in line with my emotions. Because I’ve been hurt so much, I tend to have my reasons for why I don’t fool with people. However according to this verse, we must be merciful to those who wrong us or we shall fear our own judgement before the Lord.
God gives us new mercies everyday, so why is it so hard to give the same mercies to others?