One night years ago, my daughter had her most brilliant bedtime stalling idea ever: She started complimenting me from head to toe. When she mentioned my hands and the beautiful wedding ring with the fake diamond in it, I stopped her. “That’s not a fake diamond, honey,” I said. “It’s real.”
Her eyes got huge, and she said, “Wow! We’re rich! You should sell that diamond and buy me an American Girl doll!”
My daughter wanted me to use my riches to give her what she thought she needed most in life. And we see as we continue in Ephesians 2:4-5 that our Heavenly Father is not just merciful—He’s rich in mercy. Because of the vast wealth of His mercy, He is able to give us what we most need: salvation and new life.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4–5)
When we were dead in our sins, God intervened with the riches of His mercy. There is no level of sinfulness that’s beyond His forgiveness. He has all the mercy you could ever need. He’s rich in mercy, and He gives this mercy freely to His children.
We can trust that if God gives the riches of His mercy to meet our greatest need, He will meet our lesser needs as well. Philippians 4:19 tells us that God will supply all our needs according to His glorious riches. Romans 8:32 teaches that He who did not spare His own Son will graciously give us all things. In Christ, we have everything we need. Our Heavenly Father lavishes us with the riches of His mercy.
No matter what you face this week, God is rich in mercy.
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