His mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).
The mercy seat was situated above/over the ark of the covenant, which contained Moses's 10 commandment tablets... ie, the law.
His mercy (seat) triumphs over, glories in the face of, His judgment (seat).
His judgment is MERCY!
- a refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, persons in one's power, etc;
kindness in excess of what may be expected or demanded by fairness; forbearance and compassion
- a disposition to forgive, pity, or be kind
- the power to forgive or be kind; clemency
- kind or compassionate treatment; relief of suffering
- a fortunate thing; thing to be grateful for; blessing
Mercy is God's loving-kindness that delivers us from the effects of sin.
Grace is God's loving-kindness that enables us to be holy.