By Pastor Ola Adejubee
Text: Lamentation 3:22-23
“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
God is greater than our imagination could fathom, mightier than our understanding could afford, and nothing can be used to describe His multidimensional personality.
To start with, God is very rich in mercy. By the multitude of His mercy, we have been spared again and again from the claws of the thief, from the jaws of the killer and destroyer. If not, we would have been consumed a long time ago. Can you say thank you Lord for your mercies?
When we recognise this very fact, we will be in a position to better appreciate what we are enjoying. In order not to become over familiar with God and what He is doing for us, let’s see what His mercies offer.
The word mercy came from the Hebrew word “Khehsed” which means goodness, talking about the good deeds of our good God who gives good gifts. It also means kindness, being moved to be lenient and not relate or pay us back in our own coin. THANK YOU, LORD, FOR YOUR MERCIES!
In addition, the kindness of God weighs the price paid by Jesus’ against the accusations of the evil one and tilts the scale against the enemy and in our favour. Glory be to God!
This realization should provoke a peculiar reaction from us as children of God.
Let’s see a few of such heaven’s expectations.
A. God expects us to be more appreciative of Him and His mercies in the light of this deep understanding (Psalms 103:1-3).
B. It is expected that we will exhibit more of the fear of God and be willing and eager to spread the same in our area of influence.
C. We are expected to share such divine compassion with others such that we become more compassionate towards others much more than before (2 Corinthians 3:18).
D. Finally, to request for fresh dosage of divine mercy and unfailing compassion of God on a daily basis, just the way we demand for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11).
Beloved, when our knowledge of God is increasing, our Christian life should be bringing forth more and better fruits. In other words, the more we grow in knowledge, the more we should glow. This is a major kernel of this inspiration; ensure that you grow in this grace and God will help you in Jesus name.
You cannot grow in the grace of God until you know the Lord. Confess and repent from all your sins, invite Jesus into your life as Lord and Saviour NOW if you have not done so.
Let us pray.
A. Lamentation 3:23-24 – Father, on the wing of your mercies, carry me far and above every destructive agenda of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
B. Galatians 2:21 – Father, don’t let me frustrate your grace and mercy over my life. Whatever I will do that will annul your mercies over my life, don’t allow me to do it forever in Jesus’ name.