MERCY IS GOD’S CHOICE
God extends mercy to those He chooses. That is God’s prerogative, because He is the omnipotent God. Far too often we become envious or upset when we see others receiving God’s mercy. I would argue strongly, instead of our negative reactions to those who God showered mercy on we need to ask Him for His mercy, and at the same time show mercy to others. I find it amazing, as much as we want God’s mercy we have a hard time extending it to others. I have said on many occasions if you want mercy then you have to extend mercy. Only God can choose. We are obligated to show forth mercy to everyone. God is just and fair. We see this in scripture, for in Romans 9:15 we read these words:
“For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”
Here in this scripture an imaginary opponent indicates that it may be unfair for God to extend mercy, but God responds by saying, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose.” There is no injustice on God’s part, but rather since mercy belongs to Him. He has the right to distribute it based upon His will. Paul in his writing makes it clear that God’s choice cannot be viewed as being unjust, for in the final analysis all of us receive mercy, it just depends when God will grant it to us. Just remember, morning-by-morning new mercies are ours to see. This may well be the day we will see mercy, or He may show it tomorrow. Just know His mercy never runs out. He has enough mercy for everyone. Thanks be unto God for His everlasting mercy.
Romans 9:15 (NLT)