God’s Amazing Grace

November 27, 2013 | Tags: , ,

So that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

-Ephesians 2:7

God gives good gifts. Since He is inherently good, He can only give good things. The best thing He gives is grace. Do we truly understand the grace of God? I think we’ll only see the tiniest slices of what His grace is here on earth. And when we see it, it simply blows us away. How can He be that good to us who are so evil?

I say it over and over again–Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are. The kingdom of God is not about earning and deserving–it’s about believing and receiving. When it comes down to it, what do we really deserve? Death. Separation from a Holy God forever and ever. We never once turned our hearts to God. The only One who turned our hearts toward God is God Himself. Dead hearts cannot come to life unless the Giver of Life calls them to life. Otherwise, they remain dead.

But God is good. He showed His kindness to us by sending His Son Jesus to die for our sins. “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21). He took our sin for us. He was innocent. We are guilty. Now, in Christ, we stand innocent because of Him.

Why would He do this? Why would He care? It is because He is good. He shows kindness to those who cannot help themselves. He gives grace where sin abounds. He gives us what we never deserved. And He keeps us by grace, working in us to become like Jesus. We could never do that. It is the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

Praise God for His amazing grace! Thank Him for saving you! We couldn’t save ourselves. We were lost. Now, in Christ, we are found! We are His children. He protects us, He works good in us, and He works good through us. That is why we are here, as the children of God–so that others will know Him too.

Rest in His amazing grace, Beloved. He is working. He is good. Do not lose hope. One day, we will see it all. And what will we do? Sing hallelujah for all eternity.

By Courtney Silberman

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