TOPIC FOR TODAY, SUNDAY 30:5:21: But for the mercy of God
By Pastor E. A Adeboye
MEMORISE: Luke 18:13
“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.”
READ: Genesis 19:15-17 (KJV)
15. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
When a man receives mercy, it would appear as if the fellow is wise or a genius. It would appear as if his righteousness has bestowed upon him divine blessings. What can one do without the mercy of God? The Bible says:
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. (Lamentations 3:22)
Today’s memory verse tells of the mercy enjoyed by the publican when he begged for it. Jesus said:
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalted himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. – (Luke 18:14)
What prevents some people from receiving mercy from the Lord is the failure to admit that we are sinners and that we need to turn from our wicked ways. It is amazing that some children of God are in the habit of living in a world where the end justifies the means.
This is not the gospel. When they are caught stealing, they rationalise it by putting the blame on the fact that they are jobless. Some ladies claim to have taken to prostitution because they are jobless and they need to take care of their aged parents.
Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right…walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. – (Ezekiel 33:14-15)
Another important thing to note is that it takes humility to acknowledge a sin or wrongdoing. The Bible says:
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. – Proverbs 28:13.
Your day of mercy comes when you humbly ask for it from the One who is rich in mercies, that is, the Almighty God (Ephesians 2:4).
Bring forth the day of God’s mercy in your life by calling on the Lord today for forgiveness if you have not repented of your sins through Jesus Christ. If you are already a child of God but seem to be lacking His mercies, call on Him like a child would cry to his loving father for mercy. You and your loved ones will partake of the Lord’s mercy today in the mighty name of Jesus.
PRAYER POINT: Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me and give me greater
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: GENESIS 1:1-31
Beloved Reader, the sweetest way to enjoy full blessings from God in this 2021 is to make Jesus Christ your personal Lord & Saviour. Remember! the Lord Jesus in John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”
If you are ready to give your life to Christ Jesus, please pray the displayed prayer below in faith:
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Give me grace to go and sin no more. I invite You, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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Beware! this period we are in today is fulfilling this saying of Jesus Christ:
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matt 24:12.
Our prayer for all of us is: any power, any problem that will quench our love for God and His unfailing Word, Holy Ghost Fire will destroy and flush them away.
Good Day Beloved, Thank you for your patient with us. Thank you for all your comments, observations, feedbacks and time spent on this platform. We cherish your presence here.
Beloved! We are in perilous time when kidnappings, banditry and other vices have become daily occurrences.
But the Lord is saying, do not be afraid! Be strong in the Lord! Be bold & be courageous! They will be defeated with prayer, because the God that answers prayer with signs & wonders is still alive.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, & by the power in the Blood of Jesus, in this year 2021, you will never be a victim to whatever calamity, affliction, or tragedies flying around in the name of Jesus, Amen!