Mercy must be shown to others … even those who are obviously undeserving:
James 2;12-13: “So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.”
It is so simple to understand, ‘turn the other cheek, do unto others, return hatred with love … but not as easy to achieve.
Yet it is of paramount importance because your very salvation depends on the mercy you show others. “There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others.”
Lord take me when I am used up, but use me until I am taken.