Devotion for Friday in the Third Week in Lent

What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

~ Romans 9:14-18

God’s ways are far above our ways and far above our understanding. We don’t understand why He does what He does, but we can trust in His mercy and compassion. Why did He harden Pharaoh’s heart? He used Pharaoh’s hard heart to show His power to save His people.

Thank You, Lord, that we can trust in Your mercy and compassion even when we don’t understand why You do what You do. Give me total faith to not question what I don’t understand. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.

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