Hello; good people of God. Welcome to another episode of our daily bible study, in today’s episode, we will discuss the topic that says; God is merciful, emulate him.
In the previous episode of our daily bible study, we discussed the topic that says; you are here for a purpose. In that very episode, we learnt that God created everyone on Earth for a purpose. We also learned that, our purpose in life goes beyond our careers and jobs. We realized from that episode that, no matter who you are and what you do, you were created for a purpose, and when you discover that purpose for which you were created and start working towards achieving it, your life becomes sweet and easy. We discovered from a portion of the bible we read, that, even though Pharaoh was both a stubborn and wicked fellow, he was created by God for a unique purpose.
In today’s episode, we will discuss a bible nugget titled, God is merciful, emulate him.
It happened that, Pharaoh and his officials challenged God when Moses and Aaron confronted them. Pharaoh Firstly said that he doesn’t know God and he wouldn’t let the Israelites go.
When God unleashed the plagues on the Egyptians, in order to tell God that he is powerful as well, he tried replicating every miracle performed by Moses and Aaron.
He did that to show God that, he is also, is as powerful. Again, pharaoh made empty promises to Moses and Aaron, when he insincerely told Moses he was going to free the Israelites. He behaved in such a very unfriendly and harsh manner towards God’s messengers. His attitude my be seen as provocative, and as one that do not deserve any lenient treatment of any sort. But, God, is infinite in mercy and grace, even when we do not deserve his grace, he bestows it upon us.
In the book of exodus chapter 9: 19, we read about the plague of hail. Before the hail plague commenced, God took pity on the Egyptians and instructed Moses to tell the Egyptians to bring all their livestock and everything they have in the field to a place of shelter. This was because the hail was going to destroy everything that it meets outside. Some Egyptians listened and brought in their livestock and slaves, while some did not. Those that heeded the advice were saved, while those that did not perished.
From here, we can learn that God is very merciful, his mercies endure forever. However, when God shows us mercy, when God gives us that unmerited favor, it is left for us to reciprocate the good gesture and do what is necessary. Some Egyptians were given the opportunity to save their livestock, but they took the opportunity for granted. Many of us are like that. Some of us have lost so many opportunities due to stubbornness and disbelief.
This episode of our daily bible study teaches us the need to grab an opportunity when it comes, and never despise it. Also, this episode, teaches us to be like our father in heaven. Let us learn to be merciful and gracious to our fellow men, like our father in heaven. Irrespective of race, color, status, etc. let us learn to show mercy, love and kindness to our fellow human beings.
May God endow us with the spirit to be gracious and merciful unto others. Amen.
I hope you learned so much from this piece of our daily bible study nuggets, and your life is richly blessed. Don’t forget to visit tomorrow for another wonderful episode of our daily bible nugget.
May the peace of the living God, Almighty, be with you forever and ever, AMEN.