GOD’S MERCY IS NOT RECEIVED BY A MISTAKE!
“Hegai was very impressed with Esther and treated her kindly. He quickly ordered a special menu for her and provided her with beauty treatments. He also assigned her seven maids specially chosen from the king’s palace, and he moved her and her maids into the best place in the harem.” Esther 2:9
The mercy of God is for everybody, the sure mercies of David like we say is for everybody, but it can only be provoked by something. It is triggered by the receiver, which means there is a condition attached to it at times. Don’t get it twisted and think that you are not worthy of God’s mercy, but rather to pay attention to what God is saying at the given time because you deserve mercy.
God told Moses, “I will have mercy upon those whom I will have mercy” (Rom 9:15), and verse 16 says, “so it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.” Even when Esther was selected to be the queen of Ahasuerus, something provoked it. She displayed a high level of respect and humility that triggered her to the position of the queen by mercy.
From Vs. 15, “when it was Esther turn, (the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter) to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all them that looked upon her.” You see, when others were choosing what seems gorgeous to them, Esther wisely submitted to the directions of Hegai. She allowed him to make the choices as to how she would present herself before the king.
What about you? Are you still holding on to your heart desire (your choice) or you want to allow Jesus (who is in charge of our soul) to make the choices for you, just as Esther submitted to the directions of Hegai? I am not saying that you shouldn’t choose what you want, but it’s important to remember whom God has chosen to lead us to the throne of grace and mercy. Ephesians 2:4-5 says,“… God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved!”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for your mercy and forgiveness.
2. I pray that the mercy of God will speak for you wherever your name is being mentioned across the globe in Jesus’ name. Amen