“It’s a mercy that Jesus will fail your purposes for Him, but a far greater mercy that He will never fail His promises for you.”

July 21, 2019

It’s so easy to get familiar with and enjoy the compassion and provision of Jesus. But if we’re not careful, we will become enamored with His gifts, and reduce Jesus to a miracle-worker at our disposal. Treating Jesus this way will always result in our disappointment. Learning to see His compassion and provision as acts of mercy towards us will help us to come to Him as the True King that He is.

Application Questions

  1. When are some times that you experienced God’s compassion for you in striking ways? How did that compassion show itself as a mercy to you in the situation?
  2. Have there been times when God’s provision for you has shrunk from what you are used to? How did you respond - with thanksgiving for past provision, or with grumbling? How can seeing God’s provision as a mercy help you to respond appropriately in the future?
  3. What are some ways that Jesus has failed your expectations of Him? How were those expectations tied to your own desires or plans? 
  4. What are some of the dreams you have stopped bringing to Jesus but continue to pursue on your own? 

Zach Nix

Zach is a member of Cornerstone and serves as a teacher and non-vocational elder.

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