It’s not the law of religion nor the principles of morality that define our highways and pathways to God; only by the Grace of God are we led and drawn, to God. It is His grace that conquers a multitude of flaws and in that grace, there is only favor. Favor is not achieved; favor is received. ― C. Joy Bell
The grace of God – THE UNMERITED FAVOR of God – is bestowed upon us like manna from Heaven. As we pray and seek God’s will for our lives, He keeps blessing us with His matchless grace. We don’t earn God’s grace – and couldn’t if we tried. Praise God for His gifts in your life today!
And as grace is free, so is it sure. Nothing can change, or alter, or turn away sovereign grace. – Alexander Whyte
In 1997, Philip Yancey, an American journalist and editor-at-large for Christianity Today, wrote a wonderful book called What’s So Amazing About Grace? which contends that people crave grace and that it’s central to the gospel of Christ.
As the book examines the role of grace in Christianity, it also states that many local churches have ignored grace, instead seeking to exterminate immorality. It includes stories from the Bible as well as anecdotes from Yancey’s life.
If God’s people choose to ignore God’s grace and take on a more worldly view of sin, declaring that there is no sin – it’s a sad state of affairs indeed – and sinful in itself. The fact is, we do sin, and we need God’s forgiveness and we’re dependent on the amazing, wonderful, miraculous GRACE of our Lord.
The most popular hymn of all time is AMAZING GRACE. Why? Well, I imagine that it’s because the grace of God – the unmerited favor from our Lord – brings a tear to the eye of every child of God. We know what we deserve, yet God has chosen to bless us because He loves us so much. As God gives His wonderful grace to us, we must be careful to give Him praise in return.
May God’s wonderful and amazing grace be with you today. Aren’t we thankful for it? Pass the Kleenex. 🙂