Daily Treasures

Accepting God's Acceptance

I have noticed that there are some people who just can’t get an assurance of their salvation. It is not a spiritual problem. It is a psychological problem. They cannot accept the fact that God has accepted them.

God is not up in heaven making a list on how many quiet times you’ve had, how much of the Bible you've read. God is not the God of push and shove. He is not the God of more and more, faster and faster, harder and harder. He is a God of grace.

Charlotte Elliott wrote one of the greatest hymns ever written, and indeed God's grace is encapsulated in these words:

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Ephesians 1:6 says, "To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved." Grace is God’s acceptance of us. Faith is our acceptance of God’s acceptance of us.

Posted by dave hare at 12:00 AM

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