Tuesday, 11 February 2014


  For He (God) says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."   So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.
 Romans 9:15-16 (ESV)

Is mercy earned? It seems like many people think that it is, and that God is not fair for only choosing to bring "some" into His kingdom. If He only brought in 1 person who didn't deserve it, that is 1 more than should be there, so is that unfair? And we know there will be more than just 1 person that will be with Him, by His mercy. Such compassion is beyond the kind that we in our flesh can display. We feign affection for people that we just don't like or approve of. Come on, really, tell the truth. The only way I can truly love a person that irritates the "you know what" out of me is if the grace is given to me from the Lord. The rest is just fake, putting on like I "love" this person when truly I can't wait to get away from him or her. But the love of God isn't like that at all. He loved us while we were yet sinners, and completely undeserving of His love and mercy. He can see all the yucky things that we think we keep hidden from prying eyes so well. He washes those whom He has chosen with His own spent blood, the most precious thing He could pour out to us. And yet we still think we somehow deserve it by a choice we made or a sinners prayer we rattled off....? Really?

No, it is NOTHING that we did, or do, that could earn His mercy and compassion. It is because He loves those He chooses, through His grace and mercy. Such a divine goodness is too much for me to fully comprehend, but that doesn't make it any less true.

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