From the fullness of his grace we have received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
God's grace is something we often hear mentioned and sung about in church, but to fully grasp its meaning we need to go back to the basics. When God created the world there was no need for grace. It wasn't until the serpent fully convinced Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil that sin entered the world (Genesis 2:6-8). From that moment in time forward, grace has been needed by every human being that has ever lived (except Jesus).
In Genesis 6:8, we are told that Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord. and because of it, his life and his family were saved from destruction. Later Abraham was the recipient of God's undeserved kindness when Isaac was spared and rich blessings followed the line of the Jews (Genesis 23:13-18).
On and on throughout the pages of sacred scripture, grace flows. Underserved and unmerited favor has been given to all sinners who repent and sincerely ask for forgiveness. Calvary was not the birthplace of grace. It really began in the garden, and the Old Testament saints looked forward to Jesus' sacrificial death on their behalf.
Hebrews 11 is a record of their forward faith.
Abundant and lavish grace is still available today. Our hurting world is in great need of it. Won't you tell others of the grace you received? It's God's free gift to all who ask. His unchanging love never gives up on lost sinners and that is what makes grace so amazing!
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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear,
And Grace, my fears relieved;
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
Though many dangers, toil and snares,
I have already come
T'is Grace hath brought me safe thus far
And Grace will lead me home.
Words: John Newton
Music: Traditional American melody from Carrelll and Clayton's Virginia Harmony, 1831.