Have you ever given much thought to the Lord’s divine mercy? Mercy is a divine quality by which God faithfully keeps his promises and shows compassion despite our unworthiness and unfaithfulness. The Lord is like a faithful spouse who continually calls an unfaithful partner back. He pursues us when we are unfaithful.
In the story of the prophet Jonah the Lord has mercy upon the people of Nineveh. In God’s mercy He sent his reluctant prophet Jonah to tell them they needed to turn from their sin and turn toward God. The Lord was giving people who did not deserve one more change another opportunity to change their life in the present and to change their eternal destination.
1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” Jonah 1:1-2
Many times, in life we want other people to receive justice, while at the same time we want the Lord’s mercy.
How has the Lord shown you mercy along your spiritual journey? Who is the Lord calling you to show mercy to? If you did, how would that make a difference in your life and those the Lord is calling you to have mercy on?
Jesus tells us in Luke 6:36, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
To hear more about Jonah: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/journey-with-jonah-1/jonah-runs-away
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Jonah 1:1-2, Luke 6:36). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.