Blessed Are The Merciful, For They Shall Receive Mercy

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Introduction: You may be familiar with the story of Corrie Ten Boom who was sent to a concentration camp along with her father and sister for hiding Jews.
Her father and sister died in the camps, but Corrie Ten Boom was released due to a clerical error.
After the war she spent time going to churches to speak about God’s forgiveness. It is amazing because she witnessed women in the concentration camps brutally tortured and killed. But she believed that her God was a God of mercy, grace, and forgiveness.
After the war, she returned to Germany to speak and write about the mercy, grace, and forgiveness of God. She taught that lack of mercy and forgiveness was a sin against God because we have no reason not to forgive anyone since Christ is the one who has forgiven us of our sin. How could we hold it back from anyone else?
After the war she returned to Germany and this is what she wrote in her book, “The Hiding Place,” speaking about one of the most difficult times she was faced with granting forgiveness.
She was asked to go and speak to a church on forgiveness. She spent her time talking about how God forgives and that was a message the Germans needed to hear as the war had just ended. She said when God forgives us it is as if our sins were cast into the deepest part of the ocean, gone forever.
After she was done speaking, one of the guards, who she describes as one of the most wicked and cruel guards in the…

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