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. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy – Romans 9:15-16.
God has revealed to us in His Word everything we need to know about Him and His plan for us. There are some things He has not revealed, however, and there are some things He has revealed that we cannot fully grasp or explain. When we don’t get an explanation or be delivered when we ask Him to deliver us, this is when we must trust Him. Although it may not seem as though the circumstance isn’t changing quick enough.
Golden Text: “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8)
Why is love for others called a debt? We are permanently in debt to Christ for the unconditional and lavish love He has poured out on us, and in return we suppose to love others, as He loves us with unconditional love and everlasting love. Since Jesus’ love will always be infinitely greater than ours, we will always have the obligation to love our neighbors.
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent (attentive) unto the prayers that is made in this place – 2nd Chronicles 7:15.
Solomon’s prayer to God was when the people of God came together into the sanctuary that God would hear the prayers. God no longer dwells in tabernacles and tents, but He dwells in the body of the believer who has sanctified themselves to Him. Just as prayer was needed in the tabernacle and the sanctuary, we’re now the sanctuary, and the house of prayer.