Merciful Lord.

Mark 10:46-52

Here, a blind man (Bartimaeus) is described in calling out for the mercy of the Lord Jesus.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

The Lord is merciful, and first demonstrates His willingness to be merciful by asking, “What is your will that I should do unto you?“. The Lord Jesus is ready to respond in His mercy.

Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need“. Are you coming before the Throne of Grace boldly and with definite requests as Bartimaeus did? Philippians 4:19 says, “God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus“.

What is it that you are in need of today? Have you considered the mercy of the Lord? He is not only able to fill your needs/requests, but He is willing.. so willing, as much as to say “Go your way; your faith has made you whole (Mark 10:52)“. He intends to bless those who come to Him in faith; on purpose!

In coming to Jesus, we must come with specific requests and the faith that believes that Jesus is not only able to fill our needs, but that He is willing to (Philippians 4:6-7). He will not ignore those who cry out to Him, He is merciful! We must abandon the attitude of helplessness, and come boldly unto the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Bartimaeus came boldy to God blind and a beggar, and walked away seeing and whole.

The Lord is willingly Merciful!

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