What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory; Romans 9:23
Grace is getting something you don’t deserve, and mercy is not getting what you do deserve.
God chose us to display His glory, for we have been privileged to receive His mercy! We are objects of mercy. There is a beauty in knowing God that does not measure up to knowing anything or anyone else.
The God of grace and mercy says that we have been chosen in Him to display His glory. Romans 9:23, says that the Lord made us objects of His mercy, and we were prepared in advance for His glory. In the Greek, the word for ‘beforehand” is proētoimase which means, to prepare or appoint beforehand, predestine; to fit up in advance. When we know the mercy of God, we are able to extend it to ourselves and others. But there’s more to this privilege: we get to proclaim the excellencies of HE who called us out of darkness!
The excellencies of God are His attributes, His thoughts and the way He moves in our lives. We can victoriously fight against sin because we understand that we are dead to sin and to this world. We live in the convictions that He is behind all of our trials and tribulations, and that we have overcome by our faith. We can exalt God in the midst of trials, because we know that all things will work for our good. We are openminded and discerning between religiosity and true holiness, worldliness and demonic influences, bondage and freedom, and unconditional and conditional love.
You were predestined by God to display His glory and proclaim His excellencies to the world! On the cross Jesus Christ took the punishment for our wrongs and rebellions. He has enabled us to receive mercy and all that He has prepared beforehand for us. Remember, we have an inner witness, the Holy Spirit, who tells us of things to come, and teaches us all that we need to know. We have been equipped with all that pertains to life and godliness.
Thank you Jesus for your tender mercies which are new every morning. Thank you for extending your mercy to us, as undeserving as we may be. You choose us, despite of what we may think of ourselves, and even what people may think. I pray each person reading may receive a fresh revelation of what is true mercy. May they be able to receive your grace and forgiveness, and extend it to others as well. In Jesus name, Amen.