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Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

New Living Translation:

“So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.”

‭‭(Romans‬ ‭9:16‬)

New King James Version:

“So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.”

The Message:

“Compassion doesn’t originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat, but in God’s mercy.”

Amplified Bible:

“So then God’s choice is not dependent on human will, nor on human effort [the totality of human striving], but on God who shows mercy [to whomever He chooses—it is His sovereign gift].”

Beloved, no matter the inward desire you have or any active effort you make, salvation is of God; in its beginning, its progress and its close. Therefore, He

has a right,to bestow it when and where He pleases.

It’s not what you do or not do that brings God’s mercy upon you. Not because you know how to pray, or you are so good or kind-hearted, not because you are rich, or because you are well-read or have great connections that can make God to show His mercy on you. It’s because He loves you, that’s why you receive His mercy daily. His mercy is not on merit, no room for self glorification. Ask for His mercy always and be thankful for it on daily basis!


Doris Olufunke Olatunji

( Ododoeye)



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