What is God’s grace?

Grace has been described as the undeserved favor of God. It is undeserved because the sin nature with which we are born keeps us as enemies with God unless we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. The invitation to all to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior is the greatest gift God could ever offer us. That gift is God’s grace. “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). It is that free gift of grace that justifies us with God the Father, allowing us to receive redemption. Romans 3:24 says, “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” There is nothing we can do to deserve, earn, or purchase God’s gift of grace. “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). There are many things that are miraculous and wonderful about God’s grace, one of which is its sufficiency. No matter how much we have sinned against the Lord—no matter how many times we have shaken our fists at God in complete defiance—His grace is sufficient to save us! “As He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in your weakness’” (2 Corinthians 12:9a).

However, know this: although God’s grace is free to us, it wasn’t free for Him. Jesus paid the price that we could not pay in order to purchase that grace for us, because of His unconditional and eternal love for us. Here is another way to view the grace of God:

G-R-A-C-E = God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

God’s riches include (what we get): His undeserved favor, the free gift of salvation, complete redemption, justification with God, sufficiency, eternal life, and much more!

At Christ’s expense involved (what He got): brutal beatings, separation from the Father while bearing the sins of the world, and horrific crucifixion unto death.

But praise God, He was raised three days later! Because of His sacrifice, you are invited to join His family of grace, through His gift of grace! Will you accept His gift? Will you accept His grace? Visit Discover Jesus to learn more about Jesus’ sacrifice for us.