Do you like to watch mixed martial arts (MMA)? Even though it can sometimes be bloody, it's also quite exciting. This is a sport where there is no mercy. A fighter could have their opponent's arm in a position to break it, and that's exactly what they are going to do. It is merciless! There is only one thing that they can do and it's what could save their arm, and it is to tap out. It makes you cringe when you think that pride is getting in the way of them receiving mercy. When they can no longer take the pain you'll see them give up and tap their challenger, then the fight is over. But, what if the underdog fails to tap? No mercy will be shown and it will be a long time before they can fight again because of that broken arm. We are to always show mercy. How do you show someone mercy? Show them Jesus or they will face judgment where there will be no mercy. Give them to opportunity to tap out!
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13