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The mercy of God towards sinners is unfathomable, and is based upon the propitiatory work of Christ. But it is only extended toward those whose hearts have been regenerated such that they are characterized by showing mercy.
The heart of the kingdom citizen longs for righteousness. Not as a requirement for entrance into the kingdom, but as a necessary evidence of the fact that they have been given a new heart by God.
What is meekness? And how is it that we can be meek?
Those in the kingdom have come to rightly perceive their spiritual brokenness (Blessed are the poor in spirit), and consequently find themselves responding to such a condition in true spiritual mourning.
Who is Jesus referring to when he speaks of the poor in spirit? How do we know if we are the blessed ones who have the kingdom of heaven?
The context of the parable of the Good Samaritan provides the framework that helps us know why Jesus told the parable. The context and the parable give understanding of God's righteous requirement for entry to His kingdom, and man's need for Christ.