For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6. The calling of Matthew to be one of Christ’s disciples excited great indignation. For a religious teacher to choose a publican as
They that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12.
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, … and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Nehemiah 1:11. Nehemiah,
I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 2 Kings 20:3. In the midst
Behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26:21. Our God is a God of
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13. Achan acknowledged his guilt, but when it was too late for the confession to benefit himself. He had seen the armies
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. Exodus 10:20. How does the Lord harden the hearts of men? In the same way in which the heart of Pharaoh was hardened.