TREM Devotional - Do Not Be Merciless


Dr. Mike Okonkwo TREM

Wisdom For The Day Devotional 22 December 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Do Not Be Merciless

TOPIC: Do Not Be Merciless (TREM Devotional 22 December 2022)

’And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.’’ Luke 10: 31-32 KJV


The man was going down from Jerusalem instead of going up. We are called to go up. Then robbers attacked him, beat him up, and left him for dead on the highway. A priest came, saw this wounded man but crossed to the other side. His religion restrained him from coming close to the dead because he would be unclean. That is what the law says. The law makes demand on you that you can’t keep. The priest knew that the man needed help, but he did not help him. That is because he did not believe in grace but the law.

After the priest, another Levite passed. You see, every priest must be a Levite but not every Levite is a priest. Priests are taken out of the tribe of Levites. Hence, Levites are like assistants to the priest. So, a Levite came, saw the same man who had been left for dead and walked away; he refused to get involved. You will be shocked to know that many in the church are like the Levite and the priest- legalistic and religious believers. How can you say you are a believer and still behave like someone who has never encountered grace?

Why are you so quick to pass judgement on people? When did you become the Holy Ghost? No one can save any person except God. Transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit. Somebody can be in church for 20 years and is still not transformed. But so long as he is coming, leave the person; one day the Holy Spirit will penetrate. So, don’t drive anyone away from the house of God.

Grace accepts people the way they are. When you are merciless, it means that you have not encountered the grace of God.

Further Reading:
Luke 10: 25-37

Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Job 36-37
Evening – Acts 15:22-41


The peace of God which passes all understanding keeps my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus and my thoughts are on things which are good and pure and perfect and lovely and of good report. I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Philippians 4:7-8, Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:2)

The Lord will comfort me in all sides, He will make my wilderness to blossom and my desert shall be like the garden of the Lord, joy, peace and gladness shall continually be in my house. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord will be a shield to me and my entire family (Isa 51: 3, Psalm 125:2)

Every day and in every way I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally, and in all my endeavours.

I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life. Nothing will cut me short. I will make a formidable impact in my world for the Kingdom.


Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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