“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” Romans 9:15-16
Many think that God’s choosing is based upon some goodness or willingness in us, but God’s Word teaches us that God’s mercy and His election are entirely of His grace. We all deserve His wrath and punishment. The fact that some are brought to faith in Christ and receive God’s mercy is entirely of Him.
O gracious and merciful God, thank You for having mercy upon my soul and granting me faith and life in Christ Jesus. Amen.