Have Mercy on Me a Sinner

Bible Summary. We must confess our sins to obtain God’s mercy. Acknowledging to God that we are a sinner is a prerequisite to establishing a relationship with God. None of us our perfect and we all fall short of the glory of God. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning God having mercy on sinners.

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

Parable of the Pharisee and the publican
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God Have Mercy on Me a Sinner.

In the parable of the Pharisee and the publican, the publican cried out to God saying, “have mercy on me a sinner”. The Pharisee on the other hand came to God more to boast than to confess any wrong doing. Luke 18:13 advise us how to pray and confess our sins to God.

Luke 18:13, “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Have Mercy on Me a Sinner – A Confession To Give God Glory.

Acknowledging to God that we are a sinner is a prerequisite to establishing a relationship with God. God loves us all, and He created us to glorify His righteousness. In Joshua 7:19, Joshua pleads with Achan to confess his sins and glorify God.

Joshua 7:19, “And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.”

Have Mercy on Me a Sinner – Regenerate and Renew Me.

Because we are all sinners, we must all ask God for mercy to restore and to have an eternal relationship with God. None of us our perfect and we all fall short of the glory of God. Titus 3:5 advises us that only God’s mercy can save us and not our good works.

Titus 3:5, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”