So, to me, mercy is a “love that responds to human need in an unexpected or unmerited way.” At its core, mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God's love for sinners – that is, for all of us. But the Bible also relates mercy to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness.
Forgiveness and mercy are regarded as virtues in many moral and religious traditions, although different traditions will emphasize different aspects. ... Forgiveness involves the overcoming of anger and resentment, and mercy involves the withholding of harsh treatment that one has a right to inflict.
In Ephesians 2:4 Apostle Paul refers to the mercy of God in terms of salvation: "God, being rich in mercy,... even when we were dead through our sins, made us alive together with Christ". Psalm 117 calls upon all nations to praise the Lord, and that on account of his "merciful kindness".
Mercy means having compassion or giving forgiveness towards someone who one has the power to punish. It forebears punishing even when justice demands it.
Best wishes and blessings from Rev. Dr. Jashobeam Singh
Administrator of Christ Vision Network.