Grace: An Unmerited Gift
I hate to sound like the bragging wife, but it’s hard to hold back when you’re married to a man like Jason. I love the way he listens to God and seeks to hear His choice for messages to deliver to our church family. Sunday we launched a new series entitled “Letters.” The text was Galatians 1-3, and the idea was threefold:
• God’s grace COVERS us
• God’s grace RESCUES us from religion
• God’s grace REDEEMS us
What is it about humanity that makes us feel like we must earn good things? The thing about grace is that there is no way we could ever earn it, so why do we try? Why is it so hard for us to just accept this unmerited gift? Last night in my weekly Bible study, we discussed this very topic and came to one conclusion: we humanize God without realizing we’re doing so.
What does that mean? It means that we place our own human ideals and standards on a God who is so far above such notions, and it winds up cheating us out of all the beauty that grace has for us. It’s not fair to treat God like I treat another human being. He doesn’t expect me to give Him something to earn His gift of grace. What could I even give to ever possibly balance that out?
Take a minute to soak in grace in grace today. It’s a gift.