Sunday, August 20, 2023

The Grace of God is Undeserved

“For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” [Galatians 2:19,21]

Grace is undeserved. Because of our own, personal sin we each deserve the judgment of our holy and righteous Creator. According to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the grace of God is a free gift that God has offered to every person who will willingly receive it. His righteous judgment will eventually fall on all who reject His grace.

His gift to us is not something that we deserve. It reveals the grace and astonishing love that our Creator has for us. He temporarily laid aside His eternal glory to become a man, Jesus Christ, and took all of our sin upon Himself on the cross so that we could be forgiven by faith in Him and receive eternal life in His Kingdom. We cannot do anything to deserve God’s grace. We very obviously deserve His judgment for our sin- each of us.

All we can do is turn from our sin and call out on our gracious Creator, our Father in Heaven, and ask for forgiveness of our sin through faith in Jesus Christ. He is faithful to forgive us our sin and to give us eternal life.

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