Mercy triumphs over judgement
James 2:13 NKJV says “mercy triumphs over judgement” . TPT version “So by showing mercy you take dominion over judgement”.
A couple of definitions of ‘judgement’ in the Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary (a) opinion or decision given concerning anything- especially concerning right or wrong (b) sentence of condemnation, damnatory judgement, condemnation and punishment.
Galatians 6:1 “”Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted”.
Galatians chapter 6 says ‘carry each other’s burdens’. Verse 1 TPT “my beloved friends, if you see a believer who is overtaken with a fault (mistake), may the one who overflows with the Spirit seek to restore him. Win him over with gentle words, which will open his heart to you and keep you from exalting yourself over him. Love empowers us to fulfill the law of the Anointed One as we carry each other’s troubles.”
I think none of us goes through life without making a mistake; and in those times we need to know we can go to a fellow believer who will help us (in a spirit of gentleness) to repent and be restored.
Galatians 6 says “God is not mocked. Whatever we sow, so shall we reap”. (The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted).
Holy Spirit is referred to as the Counselor, Comforter – the Divine Encourager – so as we allow Him to flow through us, this gentle Lord and Friend will be revealed in His power and love, and we His representatives on earth will grow together in love and unity.
Let’s endeavor to see each other through the eyes of mercy, considering how to encourage one another to love and serve our wonderful Lord and Friend.
Grace and peace. Kath