Daily Devotional
God’s Grace is All We Need

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

Ponder This

What is grace? Grace is the free gift of God. You’re not saved by joining a church, getting baptized, singing in the choir, preaching a sermon, or leading a Bible study. You’re saved by the grace of God.

Grace is not given because of works of any kind. Works don’t save and works don’t help save. Romans 11:6 says, “And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise, grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise, work is no longer work.” You can’t mix grace and works. If it’s by grace, forget your good works. Baptism, whether a spoonful or a tankful, can’t take away your sin. Your prayers, your pilgrimages—anything you do—cannot take away your sin.

This sufficient grace is all you’ll ever need. You’re not going to run out of the grace of God. According to 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” You’ve got all you need. I can testify to this. I’ve been on the trail a long time, and God’s grace has never been insufficient. Do you think you’re going to run out of grace? Is a minnow in the Atlantic Ocean going to run out of water? No. Thank God for His sufficient grace.

  • What matters in life are you tempted to believe are too big or too small for God?
  • When have you tried to work to earn God’s favor? Why will this never work?

Practice This

Pray and tell God where you are struggling and ask for His grace in those areas.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.