In Mercy and Truth: Discovering Gods Perfect Blend for Balance, Paul Kingsbury teaches this truth: absent of utilizing Gods loving mercy, we will become hardened and un-compassionate toward the fallen. Likewise, without truth, we will be ineffective in transitioning people from positions of instability to standing firm. Favoring one over the other is a false balance. By embracing this balance of mercy plus truth, we will be empowered to overlook transgressions while simultaneously expressing what is strongly held to be right to the transgressor. Doing so out of a heart of love, we will see our perpetrators purged of their iniquity and we will be granted favor with God and man (Proverbs 3:3 and 16:6).