Emanna for 08/16/2019

God's Mercy

Bible Verses

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, (5) Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). Titus 3:5 Not out of works in righteousness which

Words of Ministry

[Part 1 of 2]
Some may ask, "Since the love of God is so precious, why must there be mercy?" It is because man is destitute. We have no courage to go to God and ask for His love. We are of the flesh and do not know God well enough. Although God has revealed Himself to us in the light, we still do not dare come close to Him. We feel that it is impossible for us to go to God and ask for love. At the same time, we do not have the adequate faith to go to Him and ask for grace, telling Him that we need such and such a blessing. We have no way to ask for God's love, and we do not have enough faith to ask for God's grace. But thank the Lord. Not only do we have love and grace; we also have mercy. Love is manifested in this mercy. Because God is merciful, if you hear the gospel and are still unable to believe, you can cry, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" You may be afraid to ask about other things, but you need not be afraid to ask this one thing. I dare not ask the Lord to be gracious to me. I dare not ask Him to love me. But I can ask Him to be merciful to me. For other things we dare not ask. But we can be bold to ask for mercy. God is pleased with this.
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Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Gospel of God, 1993, pp. 34-35. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/23/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.