Everyday Peacemaker

Peacemaker Ministries Devotion: Mercies

by P. Brian Noble / April 12, 2021


Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.(Luke 6:36, ESV)


The meanings of the word merciful include pitying or showing compassion. Therefore, Jesus’ statement here could be translated, “Be compassionate, even as your Father is compassionate.” It is so important for you to understand that God is compassionate and merciful.

Let’s look at a place in the Bible that tells us about his mercy:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

   his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;

   great is your faithfulness.(Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV)

God’s mercies are new every morning. When we wake up each morning, God says, “Here are new steadfast love and new mercies for you, out of my faithful­ness.” Encouraging! We probably sinned last night, but God’s love and mercy is new this morning. Does that mean we should continue sinning? No way! We shouldn’t think lightly of God’s mercy—it isn’t to be taken for granted.


How frequently do you offer your mercy to others? Is it weekly? Monthly? Or is it every day? When you are merciful like God is merciful, you have new mercy every morning for everyone. Today can be a day of renewed compassion. The Lord can empower you to awaken with a new, steadfast love for your family and friends. This is what is great about knowing the Lord: receiving his mercy, love, and faithfulness. I hope it is also what is great about you—that you extend new mercy and love to others.


Lord, thank you for the new mercies you have shown me today. Help me to also be loving and merciful to others today.… Continue praying.

Tags: Peacemaker's Relational Wisdom, Relationship, Mercy

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.