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Monday, August 13, 2012

Isn't God's Grace Amazing

"Why" am I always blown away by simple reminders of God's grace? Isn't it true that He, who knows us best, loves us most?  We can't hide our sinful tendencies or imperfections...yet, we file into churches every week and try to do just that.

Come to Him instead and receive his grace...you can't earn it and you don't deserve it...

---you never will.

Yet...it's there. One of my favorite phrases in Scripture is that which has been turned into the lyrics of a popular worship song..."...the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases...his mercies never will come to and end...they are new every morning..."

I wanted to share Chuck Swindoll's email devotional today...someone besides me needs this.

August 13, 2012

Amazing Grace
by Charles R. Swindoll

Fix your hope completely 
on the grace to be brought to you 
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13

Imagine coming to the house of a friend who has invited you over to enjoy a meal. You finish the delicious meal and then listen to some fine music and visit for a while. Finally, you stand up and get your coat as you prepare to leave. 

But before you leave you reach into your pocket and say, "Now, how much do I owe you?" What an insult! You don't do that with someone who has graciously given you a meal.

Isn't it strange, though, how this world is running over with people who think there's something they must do to pay God back? 

Somehow they are hoping God will smile on them if they work real hard and earn His acceptance. But that's an acceptance on the basis of works. That's not the way it is with grace. . . .

God smiles on us because of His Son's death and resurrection. It's grace, my friend, amazing grace.

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