Amazing Favour

Carrying on from yesterday’s post, here are some verses from chapter 2 of Ephesians:

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace” – Ephesians 2:4-7.  So much, just in those few verses:  Made alive with Jesus, even when we were dead inside because of the things we’d done wrong; seated in heavenly places … but what I really wanted to write about was this word ‘Grace’.  I guess that everyone reading this will have heard the hymn “Amazing Grace”, but what is grace?  Well, it’s the favour of God.  Some would say undeserved favour, but the grace of God was even on Jesus (Luke 2:40), and He deserved every bit of it.

 

When you find favour with someone, or they say something favourable about you, it means they’re pleased with you.  “It is by grace you have been saved”:  If you’re a Christian it’s because of the favour of God, because He was pleased with you, that He saved you.  God, pleased with us?  I don’t understand how God can be pleased with someone whose heart is cold and dead towards Him, who’s never done anything for Him.  Why would He want to come to us, change us, give us a love for Him and for others, and plan things for us to do before we were even interested?  I guess that’s what makes grace so amazing.

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