Grace, grace, God’s grace…
Ephesians 2: 4b-5
God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
We do not make ourselves alive; God does.
Paul (who Christ personally pursued) is writing to the Christian church in Ephesus explaining to and encouraging believers that God (through Christ) has pursued them (us) as well. The crucified and risen Christ appeared face to face with Saul (later renaming him Paul) leading to Paul’s complete and dramatic conversion.
In the same way, God has reconciled professed believers in Christ to himself – Thank You LORD!
I know that if left to myself, I would only indulge in selfishly gratifying pursuits.
My God loved me and wanted a relationship with me so much that he pursued me when I was actively living sinfully.Grace may be defined as the unmerited or undeserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation - God’s Grace is a gift and an invitation all in one!Our role is to accept, receive and then follow Christ, then He does a work in and through us – He does it all!
Questions To Ponder
Does God wait on us to earn His love and grace?
Do we do anything to deserve grace?
How does God show His grace toward us?
Scripture Memory | April | Ephesians 1:7
“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.”