Proverbs 21:21 tells that "he who pursues righteousness and love(mercy) will find life, prosperity and honor." In Matthew 5 where the Beatitudes are found, it says that those who show mercy to others are blessed and God will show them mercy.(Matt 5:7)
We are spiritually poor without God. Bankrupt in every way. When our agenda is surrendered to God, His agenda takes over. We begin to make the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons: which means we are in right standing with God. When you watch out for others God will watch out for you. When you lift others up, God will lift you up. By doing the right things with a merciful and loving heart, we can find ourselves in an environment of vibrant life. All of our needswill be met. Honor will find its way to us.
Don't just pursue righteousness and mercy today. Grab ahold of it!