“Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, freely bestowed on all who believe; All who are longing to see His face, will you this moment His grace receive?”
That is a beautiful line in the song “Grace Greater Than All My Sin”, but do we believe it? Do we live our lives like we understand that?
David Platt writes the following in his book Follow Me:
The only reason we can seek Christ in our sinfulness is because Christ has sought us as our Savior. The glory of the gospel is that the God of the universe reaches beyond the harshness of our hearts, overcoming our selfish resistance and sinful rebellion, and He saves us from ourselves. Such mercy magnifies God’s pursuit of us and crucifies our pride before Him.
To be a Christian is to be loved by God, pursued by God, and found by God. To be a Christian is to realize that in your sin, you were separated from God’s presence, and you deserved nothing but God’s wrath. Yet despite your darkness and in your deadness, His light shone on you and His voice spoke to you, inviting you for follow Him. His majesty captivated your soul and His mercy covered your sin, and by his death he brought you life.
Do you know for sure that you are His child, not ultimately because of any good you have done – any prayers you have prayed, steps you have taken, or boxes you have checked – but solely because of the grace HE has given?
Ephesians 2:8 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”
Points to Ponder:
- If you have experienced God’s grace, what does it mean to you?
- Do you believe that your current or past life is beyond the grace of God?
- Are you trying to earn your salvation or are you accepting God’s amazing grace?