Bible Reading: Romans 9: 1-33
For he tells Moses, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Romans 9:15 CSB
This is our month of Remembrance. Who can say that the Most High, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not have the right to show mercy and compassion? All people are condemned by their own sin and unbelief. If left to themselves, they would all perish. In addition to extending a genuine gospel invitation to all people, God chooses some of these condemned people to be special objects of His grace. God has the right to show mercy to whomever He wishes, and to harden whomever He wishes. But because He is God, He never acts unjustly. The potter, of course, is God. The clay is sinful, lost humanity. If the potter left it alone, it would all be sent to hell. He would be absolutely just and fair if He left it alone. But instead, He sovereignly selects a handful of sinners, saves them by His grace, and conform them to the image of His Son. The ultimate destiny of men does not rest in the power of their effort, but rather in the mercy of God.
Prayer Point: Lord, in your dealings with us remember mercy.