I realized about mercy of God since the Genesis to Revelation many times.
Today I asked Him about business, I’ve got something from Luke 14:8-11
“When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast,
do not sit down in the best place,
lest one more honorable than you be invited by him.
And he who invited you and him come and say to you,
‘Give place to this man ‘ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.
“But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place,
so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you ‘Friend, go up higher.’
Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
How will God lift a man up if he’s already at the high position?
Above the repentance, one principle in the Kingdom of God which is a key of honor is HUMILITY. (“Before honor is humility.” – Proverbs 18:22) When we’re humble, we’re at the low place, not raise ourselves. And if we’re in the condition of being pity, that’s right!!!
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
From Genesis 29:31 we knew that God bless Leah because she didn’t receive the love from the Husband, Jacob, & Rachel was full of love from a man already.
In the time of Jesus, He moved with compassion when He saw the peoples’re sicked or they had no shepherd (Matt 24:34, 9:36, 14:14) In the same way that God will bless people who’s lost or there’s something makes him look poor.
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart
& saves such as have a contrite spirit.” [Pslam 34:18]
God has kindness & mercy enough to care heart-broken people, He will not crumble moreover.
“A bruised reed He will not break
& smoking flax He will not quench…” [Matt 12:20]
Especially, widows & orphans.
“Do not exploit widows or orphans.
If you do and they cry out to me, then I will SURELY help them.
My anger will blaze forth against you & I will kill you with the sword…”
Biblical leaders, most of them are very humble. Moses did the great work to lead Israelite from Egypt. “Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.” (Num 12:3) Gideon, the warrior of powerful army said “My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Jud 6:15) Even Apostle Paul, he said “To me, who am less than the LEAST of all the saints…” (Eph 3:8) They all reckoned themselves that they are least people.
Furthermore, If you notice, Joseph was in a prison before he had authority over the land. God had favor to Ruth when she was a foreigner, widow & poor. Mordecai’s gonna be killed, but finally he brought the victory & joy to his nation. David was often alone in the field before he became a king. God blessed Daniel through Babylon while he was a slave. Oh a lot of believers in history got a situation of changing.
When God look down from heaven while you are forsaken, get lost, broken, weeping, etc…Heavenly Father will pour out his blessing from the Throne of Mercy.