Unlimited: That’s Grace!
Nov 21, 2016 1125
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people (Titus 2:11).
“God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son … Not . . . to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:16-17). That’s grace!
“This man welcomes sinners” (Luke 15:2). That’s grace!
‘”People will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy” (Matthew 12:31 NRSV). That’s grace!
“Whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37 NIV). That’s grace!
Love is grace. Mercy is grace. Forgiveness is too. Joy is grace. All gifts are grace!
The Spirit writes the law in our hearts and causes us to walk therein (Ezekiel 36:26-27; Hebrews 8:10). That’s grace indeed. God makes us want to do what we ought to do, then enables us to do it!
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life’ (Revelation 22:17). “Free gift” – that’s grace!
No wonder the Spirit painted a gloriously exciting picture in “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure” (Matthew 13:44). Here is a man stumbling his way through the field of Holy Scripture. He suddenly discovers a treasure – the treasure of grace!
Are you that joyful treasure-hunter? If not, why not?
Come. All is free! Come. All is grace! – Desmond Ford
Eli’s Reflection: There is too much graceless Christianity in the world today. Throughout history there have been many people who, sadly, have read the Bible from cover to cover and never discovered the joy of grace. Why not? What do you think is the secret to finding the treasure of grace? How can you be a better and more joyful treasure-hunter?