There is a general theology in circulation that there is no criterion for God’s mercy. Lots of people were disciple into believing that God’s mercy cannot be achieved through any set criteria. Well, as popular as this teaching may seem, I will like to burst your bubbles that its not true. It is not consistent with the Bible.
Embrace The Berean Culture
In my study of the Bible, I have the discovered a few truth about mercy which negates this common theology about God’s mercy. It is important that we all embrace the Berean culture to study the word of God. The Bereans never took the Bible at the face level. After they hear the word of God, they go back and study the Bible to discover the truth for themselves. Be reminded that it is only the truth you discovered by yourself that can do you good.
Prayer For Mercy
If you have studied your Bible very well, you will discover that there are lots of places where people prayed for mercy. If you read through the book of Psalms, you will discover a lot of prayer for mercy. It did not only contain the prayer for mercy, it also contain testimonies that those prayers were answered. So, learn to pray for mercy.
A Throne Regulates Mercy
If you have studied your Bible very well, you will discover that there is a throne that regulates mercy. This is revealed in Hebrew 4:16 below;
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Study this verse carefully, you will discover that it gives a protocol to obtain mercy. If you are indeed a child of God, this verse is for you. It is on this basis that you can come boldly to the throne of grace. This means that the throne that regulates mercy is the throne of grace. It is through this throne that you can obtain mercy. In other words, that is where mercy is domicile and given to deserving people.
So, if you really need mercy, you must know how to approach the throne of grace in the time of need. Notice the phrase, the time of need. So, when you are really in time of need, all you need to do in prayer is to approach this throne boldly. It is also important to note that there are protocols you need to follow when accessing a throne. For this particular throne, you need to access it boldly as long as you in the order of new creature as discussed in 2 Corinthians 5:17.