Christian Devotional – February 20, 2023

The God who Hears, Day 50

What does mercy look like? Read 2 Samuel chapter 19.

David has been victorious. He has overcome the coup that his son Absalom incited. Now, as David looks to return to his throne, he is sifting through all of the people and all of their loyalties. This man, Shimei, had betrayed David and he comes to David and asks him for mercy. David grants him mercy and does not kill him.

What is mercy? Mercy is receiving something positive when we deserve something negative. Mercy is what each and every one of us receive from God every day. The fact that we wake up and breathe is evidence of God’s mercy in our life.

None of us want what we actually, truly deserve. Each and every one of us would receive nothing but death if that was the case. However God grants us mercy so that we may understand what it means to be part of God’s grace. He grants us mercy so that we can more fully trust and rely on him. Are we experiencing God’s mercy today?