An All-Availing Plea
Luke 6:36
Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

A minister belonging to the Calvinistic Methodists, in a country town, had taught his little boy, who is in his second year, each night before going to sleep, to repeat the prayer: "God be merciful to me a sinner." The other Sabbath, while the minister had gone to preach to a village congregation, the child upset the inkstand, and was told his father would whip him for the accident. The minister had no sooner returned, than the child climbed his knee, and putting his mouth close to the father's ear, softly whispered: "Be merciful to me, a sinner, papa." Moved by the ingenuity of the plea, the father kissed his boy, and could not find it in his heart to chide or correct the bright little fellow.

Parallel Verses
KJV: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

WEB: Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

A Condition of Receiving Mercy
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