Wednesday, 15th January, 2014
For he saith to Moses, I will have
mercy on whom I will have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom
I will have compassion.
Romans 9:15
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Galatians 4-6;
Psalm 18:1-19
Read: 1 Samuel 16:11-12
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are
here all thy children? And he said,
There remaineth yet the youngest,
and, behold, he keepeth the sheep.
And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send
and fetch him: for we will not sit
down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in.
Now he was ruddy, and withal of a
beautiful countenance, and goodly to
look to. And the LORD said, Arise,
anoint him: for this is he.
The day that David was preferred
above his brothers could best be
described as a day of God’s mercy.
While he was in the wilderness
looking after his father’s flock, he
never dreamt that he could become a
king. There was no king in his family,
and in any case, King Saul was still
alive. David was not the son of King
Saul, so it could not have crossed his
mind that he could ever be king. He
never prayed for it. In the case of
Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, he was
busy working on the farm when the
Almighty God graciously told him that
he had obtained mercy from Him. He
became the son of a prophet. In the
story of Gideon in Judges 6:11-16,
the Bible tells us that Gideon was by
the winepress working, and the
Almighty God met him there. You
may be working in a factory and God
may meet you there. When your day
comes, nothing can stop it. In the
case of Moses in Exodus 3:1-10, the
Bible says Moses was at the backside
of the desert where you wouldn’t
even think of looking for a deliverer.
You may live in a village that is not
even on the map but God can pick
you up from there. You may be a
servant like Joshua – the servant of
Moses, who was in deep sorrow in a
tent because his master had just
died. God met him there and said he
was to replace Moses. Joshua
trembled but God said He would be
with him just as He was with Moses
(Joshua 1:2&5).
David woke up a shepherd boy and
by the time he went to bed, he was a
king. Today may be your day. It may
be the day that you will get answers
to all your prayers. All you need to
do is to worship God and let your
destiny be fulfilled. You must
however remember that the day
came for Gehazi too. He was a
servant of a man of God and he was
a very crooked one. He must have
been playing some pranks and God
must have been watching him. One
day, his day came. He ran after
Naaman and got something. He got
leprosy. Do not let today be your day
of destruction. If you are still in sin,
let today be your day of salvation as
it is written in 2 Corinthians 6:2:
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a
time accepted, and in the day of
salvation have I succoured thee:
behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.”
The mercy of God is pleading with
someone reading this devotional
today: stop arguing with God, repent
of your sins; stop that extra-marital
affair; stop that fraudulent practice;
that the day of God’s mercy may
come speedily. It may even be today.
Action Point:
Think of those things the Holy Spirit
has been warning you against; stop
doing them and turn a new leaf so
that today would be your day of
experiencing God’s mercy.

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