Ephesians 5, Colossians 3
A. Judgment is “the wrath of God” hovering over our lives if we are living any sin and refusing to admit it, confess it and stop it (repent).
God’s Mercy rejoices against judgment. Mercy is every single moment and day that God is choosing to hold back His wrath off of a person instead of loosing it upon them. He tries to give them an opportunity to repent — before it’s too late.
B. Judgment is wisdom and understanding from God for how to treat God right, directly, and how to treat people — He loves people.