Grace. What a beautiful thing. Getting something you don't deserve. Many people have shown grace to me, but the person who shows the most grace to me is God.
I don't deserve to be saved. I deserve walking up that hill with the cross on my back and being nailed to the cross, BUT I have been saved from that. I don't deserve eternal life, BUT (don't you just love those BUTs) I have received it. You can find a lot of BUTs in the Bible, mainly because God is so gracious towards us. You would think that there would be a certain point where God's grace ends, BUT (ha there's another one!) it doesn't! That's crazy to me! I did nothing to deserve that. Romans 5:20 says, "The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more..." Wait...let me get this straight...no matter how much we sin, He is going to top us with His grace. That's a lot of grace if you ask me! Then it continues in verse 21, "so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." What can get better than grace?! I mean, seriously! Jesus brought grace which gives us eternal life when we believe in Him. Ephesians 2:4-5 says, "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."
So what does this mean to us? Well yeah, we are saved by grace through faith, but what should we do with it? We should praise God and let it change us. Just like Tenth Avenue North's song, "Grace" says, "Grace, only grace, can move us to a rhythm that will change our ways." I know, another Tenth Avenue North song, but I just love their album...such great lyrics!
His grace should push us to live our life to the fullest...make Him proud.
In Him we find grace.
Another great song is "Grace" by Caleb Chapman-I couldn't NOT mention this song, check it out too!
Today's scripture is Luke 19-20 of the year-long-Bible-reading plan!