We all are beneficiaries of the Mercies of God, whether we recognize this fact or not.
As I spent the early hours of Sunday with my family at home, for the first time–I think in my life. That’s because I’ve always being in Church on Sunday. This was because the Covid-19 epidemic caused a lock down from all social activities including church service. As a result, I and my family held our own service at home. It was awesome in God’s presence together.
The Lord taught us on His mercy, from the 136th & 103rd Psalms. It suddenly dawned on me, from the 136th psalm. That we could go on and on from where the Psalmist stopped and may never end. For example, If I had the chance to add a little to it, I’d say;
• Who sent His son to die for my sins, for His mercies endureth forever.
• Who loved me while I was yet in sin, for His mercies endureth forever.
• Who didn’t give up on me when I was so stubborn, for His mercies endureth forever.
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And the list may be endless, as I said earlier. Perhaps you too can take it farther than I think I can.
Nevertheless, When I was meditating on this I found out that Yes! it is true that his mercies endureth forever. But how come not everyone has access to the Mercies of God.
God’s word says in John 3:19 the reason men will be condemned is not because they sin, in fact sin stopped being the issue since Jesus came. But because light came in the person of Jesus and all he represents. But men chose darkness over light. They chose pride over grace.
The disposition of Pride is eating deep into the life’s of men more than ever today. Men obviously see their wrongs but choose to not acknowledge God’s mercy. To see the need for a savior in the person of Christ, who paid a grievous price for man’s sins. They choose to deny their need for a savior.
So many have fallen and many would be victims of falling short of God’s mercy. That you are a Christian today doesn’t exempt you from it. I offended my dad a few days ago, He was upset and told me certain things, which I didn’t respond to.
I could choose to tell God sorry and not tell him I was sorry. Just like most men do to their wives today. Or some of us fail to take responsibility for our wrongs. But as I spoke to God, He humbled me. And told me what and how to apologize. When I did, He supprised me with a revelation. That I may not share with you now.
However, while we were looking at the word this morning on mercy. I found out that God’s mercy endures forever. But as men we choose to neglect it. Here’s an example; Saul in the bible didn’t loose his throne because God was so angry. No! He lost it because he was too big to say he was sorry.
Solomon in his wisdom ended up with lots of vanities not because he couldn’t repent. He chose not to. He now loved so many women to the point of idolatry and abandoned God. Oh! king Solomon. And the list goes on and on.
David committed one of the greatest sins in bible history. He had sons who never knew about the mercies of God die, because of their ignorance. But he was wise, humble and of a contrite heart, enough to turn back to God. He knew to say sorry. He chose to lean on God’s mercies.This he did over and again. No little wonder there is such mercy as the SURE MERCIES OF DAVID.
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I am writing this today with great dread in my heart. Because I see a generation of proud people. Saved or Unsaved alike. Who don’t know or choose not to turn at God’s reprove or rebuke. We make all manner of excuses like Saul and fail to take responsibility for our errors.
You should know this;
“The pride that will lead to your fall won’t come at once. You must have exercised yourself in it for a while. Until gradually it’ll drown you.
First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. Message Bible
Can I tell you one reason why God hates pride so much. Psalms 138:6
“Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.”
He is so powerful, and so great, yet He doesn’t Lord it over us. Why should a man whom he made now choose to take the path of pride.
In all of this, I wouldn’t have ended this well if I don’t show you how to escape the deadly trap of pride.
“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,”.
The Fear of God is the natural antidotes for the spirit of pride (if you fear God you’ll be humble) and the perfect key for the Sure Mercies of God.
Even so, no man can fear God without God in His heart. No man can fear God without God being the center of his existence. The Love of God is what constrains us to fear Him. No man can love a God he doesn’t believe or hasn’t received. You can begin to fear God when you receive Him into your heart.
I leave a prayer of salvation to receive Him into your heart below this post.
Finally, this isn’t the only aspect to the mercies of God there is. But it’s in my heart to share this with you today. For if we can humble ourselves towards each other and towards God. Then we can have access to other aspects of His mercies, and not end up in the pit of pride.
God bless you today and throughout this season and beyond.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! Praise God!
Acts 2:21; Romans 10:9-10.
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