both sides of mercy

John Piper in a sermon on Romans 5:6-8:

Did you hear both sides of mercy? We were weak and helpless (that’s one side), and we were sinners and guilty (that’s the other side). Mercy responds to both. Mercy forgives the guilty and mercy pities the helpless.

Have you built your life on that?

Or maybe I should ask, Have you saturated your life with that?

Have the mercies of God in saving you sunk to the center and core of your life, so that you are living from a deep spring of humble, brokenhearted happiness in the God of mercy?

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