The Seven Wonders of the World was a list made by the ancient Greeks of the most amazing structures of the ancient world. When one pictures the great pyramid of Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the colossus of Rhodes, the lighthouse of Alexandria or the mausoleum at Halicarnassus one cannot help but have a sense of awe at man’s abilities.
But no matter how dazzling the Seven Wonders of the World are, there is something which is “seventy times seven” times better. Titus 3:4-7 says, “But after that, the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Our salvation is attributable to the wonderful mercy of God. In the New Testament, mercy is “the outward manifestation of pity.” It assumes need on the part of him who receives it and resources adequate to meet the need on the part of him who shows it (Luke 10:25-37). Now if we understand more about the mercy of God, perhaps we can use that information to be more faithful Christians.
Over the next few posts, we will discuss five marvels of mercy as God has dealt with mankind. Please look for them and leave us a comment if you would like to study further.