Is God a merciful God? Yes
Does everyone receive His mercy? No
Why? Simply put, because He is God.
What is this mercy anyway and why do I need it?
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines mercy as, “a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion.” Please take note of the key words here. It is not a function of what you did or how you did it. It is a blessing God decides to bestow on you because of His compassion towards you.
He does have the exclusive right to determine those who receive His mercy. After all, He loved Jacob but hated Esau. He had made known His position towards them to Rebecca (their mother) when He revealed to her that Esau would serve his brother, Isaac. Note that they had not even been born when this was revealed, so it was not as a result of their actions or in actions.
Is this to say that God is partial and unfair? Not at all. We are not even qualified to question His integrity. Romans 9: 15 (New International Version) says, ” I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
Thus, every blessing you have received including the life you live is a function of His mercies which is why you must be grateful to Him always; in all things and for all things. After all, not everyone is a candidate of His mercy.
So, for God’s mercies and grace over you and yours, say thank you Jesus!
Further reading: Romans 9: 1-33
God’s blessings always,
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