Today’s devotion for today is based on Jonah 4:11. “Shouldn’t I show concern for the great city Nineveh, which has more than one hundred twenty thousand people who do not know right from wrong?”
I love these words. They were spoken to Jonah after He complained to God when the people of Nineveh, Israel’s enemy, repented and turned to God. God does not have favorites, and his generosity has no bounds. Whether we are obedient or not, God offers mercy to us. Plus, lest we forget, he has mercy on those we often think don’t deserve it.
Yes, God’s mercy never ceases to amaze. May we live in that mercy, that grace, and in turn live merciful and gracious lives, looking for God’s presence in the lives of others, particularly those who in our judgment don’t meet our standards
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you, merciful God, for your mercy and grace. Help us to live, ever aware of it in our lives and in the world around In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.