Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
The only way we can love Him is because He first loved us (see 1 John 4:19). Grace seeks to give to vile and wicked people that which they don’t deserve and can never deserve. But wait a minute, grace is more than that!
Grace is given at great cost to the giver. It’s not just that He gave something, but He gave Himself! He gave Himself in agony and blood. Avis M. Christiansen wrote a hymn, “Blessed Redeemer,” which speaks of this grace in its refrain:
Blessed Redeemer! Precious Redeemer!
Seems I now see Him on Calvary’s tree;
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading,
Blind and unheeding – dying for me!
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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