Morning Message of Motivation
The Unusual Mercies of God 5
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Some people will never qualify for certain positions, privileges, blessings and authority if the normal standards and laws are applied.
Such people can only qualify by the unusual mercies of God.
Colossians 1:12 NKJV
“Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”
All Gentiles were formerly disqualified from joining the ranks of the saints.
Ephesians 2:11 NIV
“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)”
Everyone born outside of the descendants of Abraham through Isaac, had a problem.
They were Gentiles and had no connection with Jehovah.
Ephesians 2:12 NIV
“Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.”
Being a Gentile alone was a great spiritual disadvantage in the Old Testament times.
If you were a Gentile from Moab your misery was doubled by yet another law.
Nehemiah 13:1 NKJV
“On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people, and in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever come into the assembly of God,”
Ruth was a Moabitess.
That meant she was barred forever from coming into the house of the Lord.
However, Ruth received uncommon mercy and rose from her background of double disqualification to become part of Christ’s genealogy.
Matthew 1:5 NIV
“Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, *Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse*”
Jesse was the father of King David, and so Ruth was David’s great grandmother.
May you rise out of every challenging background and achieve great things. May you be distinguished by uncommon mercy, in Jesus’ name.