God rejoices when he teaches his children to show mercy to others
The Bible speaks in many places about the mercy of the Lord.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven
When you teach your children to show mercy to others, you are teaching them to be more like Jesus. He demonstrated His great mercy for you when you didn’t deserve it. When you treat others how you would like to be treated, you are a living example of the Christian experience. People who have received mercy – and every Christian has – ought to be quick to show mercy to others.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil… Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not
Excerpts from God’s Gift for Fathers, written by Jack Countryman