Well, since we smashed so many verses into one post, we are officially done with hearing from our leaders!
So now it’s your turn! A huge “Thank You” to those who have written so far, and an “It’s not too late” for those who haven’t had a chance yet! 🙂
Here’s the first of our posts from you:
Ephesians 2:7-8 “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
Grace. How can you best describe it? Ephesians 2:7 explains it well. God’s kindness towards us. We first received it when we were dead in trespasses and sins. Now this kindness of God continues to work in us, making us closer to the image of God’s perfect Son.
Without God’s grace, where would we be? That is a scary thought. When we evaluate life, we can see the things that we have tried to do by ourselves. They all seem to end up in catastrophe. However, after the catastrophe, we often have turned to God as a last resort. The effects of God’s grace are so incredible that they are hard to describe. “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalms 107:21)”
In each of our lives, there are difficulties – God’s grace is sufficient.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
How blessed are we to have the Creator of this world on our side! Through all we can say, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Have you experienced this grace? Seek and ye shall find (see Matthew 7:7). Or have you ignored it? Give thanks to God for what He has done in your life (I Thessalonians 5:18). Have you wrongfully claimed the credit for God’s work in your life? Repent for your pride, and give thanks unto Him.
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28.
What a wonderful God we serve!