It’s no secret that I admire Sid Roth. He is a Jewish Believer in the Messiah. I watch him on the ROKU ISN channel. If you don’t have a ROKU, you can go to SidRoth.org and watch online the videos of various guests he’s had on the “It’s Supernatural” TV show over the years.
“It’s Supernatural” is also on The Discovery Channel on Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm EST.
You can also view the Verse of the Week here. It is a personalized verse from the Bible to meditate on for a week. It’s good to print it out and keep it next to your bed or on your nightstand. There is also a video which explains Biblical Meditation.
I wrote a post about Biblical Meditation which you can find here.
So anyway….I caught a quick personalized scripture Jude 1:2 — “God is giving me more and more mercy, peace and love.” I whispered it over and over and turned it over in my mind. The next day I felt a huge increase in God’s peace and love in my life, yes, in spite of the circumstances: My son’s car broke down…etc.
Which brought me to the question: What is biblical mercy? The scene from Mel Gibson’s movie “Braveheart” came to mind, when they were torturing him and waiting for him to yell “Mercy” so that they would stop the torture. [Of course Mel yelled “FREEDOM” instead and died, but that’s another story.]
When I think of “Have Mercy” it’s for a situation that is not good and I want escape from.
So I decided of course to consult Mr. Strong.
Strong’s Concordance (Greek word) says:
Of uncertain affinity; compassion (human or divine, especially active): – (+ tender) mercy.
Compassion –especially active. Hmm.
Here’s two Hebrew words for mercy:
A primitive root (compare H2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (that is, move to favor by petition): – beseech, X fair, (be, find, shew) favour (-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious (-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, X very.
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty: – favour, good deed (-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-) kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.
This is sometimes translated into English as loving-kindness, as we don’t seem to have a word that translates appropriately.
Romans 10:17 says that “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
So if I speak it, I hear myself say it, then faith comes.
I am just starting to get the understanding of how important meditating on the Word is.