14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”* 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth”.
Remember what Paul is saying, “I beseech you therefore brothers, in view of the mercies of God, present your bodies as a living sacrifice. Be transformed….he continues in Chapter 9 to describe for us the matchless mercies of our God. In this chapter Paul talks about the blessing and mystery of God’s sovereignty and His election of Sons and Daughters. Remember the words of Jesus, “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.” Paul spoke about this in Romans 9:15,16. “For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who has mercy.” This teaching can bring great change into our lives. He has a plan for my life. This plan is surpernatural and eternal. His plan is sure, perfect, and will come to pass. As I let go of my plans and yield to God’s eternal plan, I am changed. The heavenly man rejoices in the sovereignty of God. This is the place of safety and humility. Trusting in His goodness , wisdom, and power brings great peace into our lives. We spend our lives yielding rather than striving. Today, in view of the SOVEREIGN PLAN of God, yield yourself to Him. His plans for you are good and you will never be disappointed as those plans begin to come to pass. Instead of worrying, striving, and doubting; you can enter a time of spiritual rest and enjoyment.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your path