“HAVE MERCY ON ME”
by Kevin Rutherford
As Jesus left the city of
Those who are spiritually blind are lost. Those who are lost need to cry out to Jesus for mercy, just as Bartimaeus did. Though others may seek to silence the one crying out for mercy, sinners must continue to cry out to Jesus for help. When sinners will go to the inspired Word given to us by Jesus (John ) they will find help for their spiritual blindness. When sinners obey the Word of God they will find that their spiritual blindness has been cured and they may go their way knowing their faith has made them well.
Crying out to Jesus in the sense of saying a “sinner’s prayer” won’t save anyone. When we cry out to Jesus for mercy we must be willing to do what He says or we cannot be saved (Hebrews 5:9). We must obey the truth and that includes baptism (Mark ). The faith that saves is the faith that obeys (James ). So many today are crying out to Jesus for mercy but they do not have the obedient faith that is necessary for the receiving of spiritual healing. Don’t cry for mercy if you are not willing to obey the One to whom you cry.