Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thoughts on Romans 9:16 (click here for NET Bible)

God's mercy toward me is not the result of anything I feel or do. It totally depends on God. It depends on His sovereign choice of me to be his adopted child. I can take no credit, nor receive any of the acclaim. I am humbled that the God of the universe would choose me.

King David expressed it well when he prayed, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And now, O God, in addition to everything else, you speak of giving me a lasting dynasty! You speak as though I were someone very great, O Lord God! What more can I say about the way you have honored me? You know what I am really like. For my sake, O Lord, and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known." (1 Chronicles 17:16-19 NLT)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that passage from 1Chronicles 17. Going back to read it, David's response truly is an example of humility in response to God's mercy, to God's greater plan for him & his descendents. The passage causes me to pray for NCBC's leadership with regards to the relocation plans. May God be merciful to all of you & to us as a body of believers. May we receive God's instructions for us with humble hearts, not leaning on our own understanding. Diane T.