“The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”
We are very good at finding somethings that we want to be extremely good at doing. Sometimes it is an activity, other times it is a part of our work that we want to extremely excel. There is nothing wrong with finding something that you want to be extremely good at doing and being. However, how many people do we know who want to be extremely good at a trait that is good for others? I am thinking of goodness and generosity. Who do we know that want to be extremely good at goodness? Are we one of those? Could we if we attempted to be so?
Our Lord grants goodness, mercy and compassion to us in a way that is so generous that we could never match up. But, that is not to say that we shouldn’t extremely try. What opportunity is in front of us today that we can exercise extreme goodness and extreme generosity? Let’s give it an extreme try as we close off this week.
Reference: Exodus 33:19 (New Living Translation)