"Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.You do not want a burnt offering.The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God." Psalms: 51:1, 16-17
Isn't that the truth. No one can be saved without mercy and no one can have mercy without a Savior. But the world will try to tell you, but most of all show you, you may not need not one nor the other. The world will convince you it is not important. You can live your life like the rest of the human population free from ever calling on a Savior or calling out for Mercy. You can prove it yourself until God's grace steps away from your life. Then, when faced with trouble,disease, heartbreak, divorce, bankruptcy, does the world realize having a Savior to call on is not such a terrible idea, and needing mercy will be a must to get aid from that Savior. Remember 9/11? What did America do as they gathered together in Time Square? Prayed, called on a Savior. We all need a Savior, but without Mercy, we cannot come to that Savior. The awesome thing is He gives it so freely, no need for sacrifices, just a broken spirit.
So do you wait to be humbled or do you humble yourself before the Humblest of all humbles your arrogance, ignorance and pride?
I do wonder if not ignorance and pride, what keeps away my ex- Yeshua follower friends? What can be so exciting that needing a Savior is not a priority?
Sin=freedom. Ive heard it to many times, however my ex-believing friends do not call it Sin, they call it freedom from rules and regulations. I laugh because I know the only rule is found in Deuteronomy 6:5; to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength., and that's not a hard thing to do when You invite Him in your life. Next, you do everything for love to the Savior you called on in your time of need and obeying does not feel like following a bunch of rules, it feels like honoring a Savior who showed you mercy when you did not deserve it. So the" rule excuse" only sounds valid to the unbeliever.
Do you need a Savior? Do you need mercy? This is not a rhetorical question and the answer is yes to every living human in this planet. Even to me, even to Moses, or David! They all made mistakes and needed mercy. David writes in Psalms 51; "Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me." We were all born sinners, but the greatest gift from our Savior was that gift of mercy that He offers for free, no sacrifice needed. Come, come and receive His mercy, He waits for you each day to understand a Savior you need, and Mercy you can receive.