God’s mercy to sinners like me is too glorious for our feeble minds to fully understand but we can know it truthfully and sufficiently because God has revealed Himself to us in the Scripture. The all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of all things and Redeemer of His people looks down upon sinful men and women rushing to do evil, slow to do good, and gives them not the punishment that they deserve but blessings from heaven. What mercy!
Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.”
So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it” (II Kings 7:1-2).
Recently I was talking with a man about the salvation from sin freely offered in and through Jesus Christ for sinners. He said he knew Jesus but did not believe certain sins or volumes of sin could be forgiven. He refused to believe that his Jesus could, if He desired, bring a rapist, murderer, child molester, or prolific sinner to repentance, faith, and salvation. While showing him God’s own Word related to those points, he turned, said it was impossible, and left.
One response of the world to the promises of God is that they are too good to be true. In response, the true God, His Word, and His people are mocked, despised, and rejected while idols are set up after man’s own imagination. Such was the case with a servant of the king who was present when Elisha gave the prophecy. He heard the promise of God for miraculous deliverance from the day’s dire situation. Rather than giving thanks to God, he mocked, saying, “Look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could these things be?”
How many have gone to their death and eternity in Hell for saying the same thing of God’s Word? “Will God really do what He says? I do not believe that He will. It is too good to be true.” They do not know God nor the power of God and have not comprehended by faith the mercy of God.