Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 5:7 - 5:7

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 5:7 - 5:7


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The men of the world bless themselves if they can take care of themselves, let others do what they will, and as well as they can: but I tell you, that those alone are the blessed men, who are touched with a true sense and feeling of the wants and miseries of others, and that not out of a mere goodness and tenderness of nature, but out of a true obedience to the will of God, and a sense of his love to them, and faith in his promises; and, moved from these principles, do not only pity and compassionate them, and wish them well, but extend their helping hand to them, suitably to their miseries: for these men shall obtain mercy, and that not only from men, if they come into straits and distress, but from the hand of God, Psa_37:26 112:5,6: he doth not say they shall merit mercy at God’s hand, but they shall be mercified, they shall obtain mercy.