“For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”
The mercy of God is His sovereign choice; He said, He would be gracious to whom He has decided to be gracious to i.e. merciful to. Mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve. If we all got what we did deserve the results would be disastrous.
God is utterly free from the constraints of his creation. The inclinations of his will move in directions that he alone determines. Whatever influences appear to change his will are influences which ultimately he has ordained. His choice to show mercy to one person and not to another is a choice that originates in the mystery of his sovereign will not in the will of his creature. And Exodus 33:18–19 teaches us that this self-determining freedom of God is his name and his glory. If God ever surrendered the sovereignty of his freedom in dispensing his mercy, he would cease to be all-glorious; he would no longer be Yahweh, the God of the Bible.
This shows that it is God’s election that have saved us and will still save as many as He has chosen to elect for salvation.
If you are yet to be saves, I urge you to ask for God’s mercy to save you and if you are then pray for those who are yet to be saved that God in His sovereign mercy will have mercy on them.
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