I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 2 Kings 13 : 22.23. “And Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days, of Jehoahaz But the Lord was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and regarded them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not yet destroy them or cast them for his presence.”
From the above context we understand that our God is a merciful God. God’s mercy is bigger than any mistake we have made. God is rich in mercy because of his great love, for us. He loved his people Israel; He guarded them, protected them and rescued them from the hands of Pharaoh. God saved them not because of their righteous deeds, but because of His mercy.
The people of Israel often provoked God in many ways. They went after pagan gods and forgot the living God. So God has many ways to punish a provoking people. Trouble comes sometimes from that point whence we least feared it. After their victory over Syria, Jehoahaz ruled Israel for nearly seventeen years. During his reign he did evil in the sight of God. So God allowed the invasion of king Hazael king of Syria to interfere and cause trouble to the people of Israel now and then, that these might thus turn to the living God. But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
But the Lord was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and regarded them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and would not yet destroy them or cast them from his presence .For He says, “ I am the Lord, I change not. Therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Even in his wrath God thinks upon mercy. While He was still punishing Israel, by the sword of Hazael, He was yet careful, not to make a full end, not to allow the affliction to proceed, too far. He still preserved the nation and kept it, in being. God had respect unto the people of Israel. He considered them, kept them in his mind, because of the covenant, with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Today God wants to show his mercy to all those of you who are reading this message. Especially to those, who have been despised, rejected by your loved ones, and those considered outcast. This is your turn day, to find grace and the mercy of God. For many of you are living so forlorn and desperate in life. Some even wish to die because of the terrible situation, you are going through. You are living in great sorrow, pain and agony. Because you couldn’t secure a good job, or you never got settled as of now, you have incurred great loss in your business. You are a failure in life. God is showing you mercy today. So do not be discouraged, or dismayed. He is reaching out his righteous right hand to meet your needs. Be cheerful in the Lord. He will change your sorrow into joy. He will make your mourning into dancing. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for being so gracious and merciful to us. You have forgiven all our transgression and iniquity and saved us from the mouth of Hades. Since You have kept your covenant to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, You have blessed us too with Your mercy. Therefore we praise you and adore You. Bless us, O God of Mercy.