Judgment, Mercy, and Repentance
Today’s reading: Genesis 36:31-38-30
13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13
This quote from James’ epistle, which relates to the example of Judah with Tamar, is possibly the single verse in the Bible that terrifies me the most. Maybe that is because I see myself as so capable of lacking mercy for everyone but myself. There is too much of Judah in me.
This is why the Bible was given to us, to reprove and correct us (2 Timothy 3:16). It does that very well and I need to heed it quickly when it does.
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[For more reflections on today’s passage see the January 14 reading in Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].
 My apologies for the typo in the original publication of Cover to Cover. The verse referenced is James 2:13 not 1:13