God’s scope of mercy without boundary
We can measure life…a day, a year, a minute, an hour, etc. Everything we see and touch is temporary. It is going away even as we look upon it day after day and one day will no longer be seen on earth. Even the stars and planets and the universe is going away one day. Everything you see is bound to time and time always runs out. But there is something that as boundless as God that belongs to all who have been born again in Christ. It is a mercy that stems from His endless love. It is a love and mercy found only in Jesus to those who will turn from sin and receive Him as Lord and Savior. John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [e]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
Look at what the Bible says about such mercy and love that you are free to receive.
Eph. 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
His mercy for His true children is without measure, found in an unmerited favor called grace through Christ. It says that He saves us in Christ, by whom He raises us up to sit together with Him in heaven. This is written in a tense that puts us as though already in heaven with Him enabling Him to show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us from the moment we stop and call upon Him in repentance and faith to receive Him as our Lord and Savior until we finally arrive in heaven.
Oh, how rich in mercy God is to those who became and will become His children in saving faith today.
The scope of God’s mercy is clear. It is not received for a time or as long as you do this or that. It is something that is unmerited.
It’s by grace, not of works, not of anything we do, but generously free for the asking.
That is the riches of God’s mercy for you before you ever repent and believe.
He awaits your call to be saved and begin that awesome flow of mercy and grace by His love found in His Son Jesus Christ.
Charles Empey is the Pastor of Cove Baptist Church, Orange, Texas.