August 8, 2017
Grace is the most beautiful word in the Bible other than Jesus. Grace is what makes God love us when there is nothing lovely about us. Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
We are not loved because we are valuable. We are valuable because we are loved. That, friend, is God’s amazing grace.
Romans 3:23-26 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Friend, it’s in Jesus, not in the church, that I find grace. He loved me before I even knew Him. He died for me. He redeemed me. Thank God for His justification.