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By Brenda Kunneman

Harvest of Mercy

[Monday, June 10]

“Begin to plant seeds of mercy, says the Lord. Refuse vengeance and the temptation to settle the score with those who have hurt you, and know that a future harvest of mercy shall be available for you on the day when you need it most.”

Prophetic Scripture:

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7).

Mercy is the opposite of vengeance. Vengeance is to retaliate against someone so that person will experience the same hurt you did when they hurt you. It looks for ways to get even. Sometimes it’s as simple as returning a hurtful word just to get a sense of satisfaction. Based on nothing more than a personal grudge, vengeance wants to settle the score somehow. Mercy, on the other hand, does just the opposite and chooses not to retaliate. When verbally attacked, mercy responds kindly or not at all. When given the power to inflict a wound, mercy lays its weapons down. Of course, being merciful doesn’t mean not setting boundaries with those whose behaviors threaten your well-being. It also isn’t a lack of mercy to set the record straight with the truth, especially when doing so may protect innocent people. Jesus spoke out against the Pharisees, not to retaliate against them for attacking Him personally, but to protect innocent people from being deceived by them. At the same time, Jesus demonstrated incredible mercy to the very same Pharisees by verbally saying, “Father forgive them,” while they were demanding His crucifixion. He also extended mercy in Luke 5:17 when He made healing power specifically available to them.

Like Jesus, show mercy to those who hurt you and know that one day you may need a harvest of mercy to be available for you.


Father, teach me how to be merciful toward people, especially those who have hurt me. I make a commitment not to be vengeful, and I thank You that I receive a harvest of mercy in my life. Amen.




Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image.  For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.