“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5). Grace is defined as favor and mercy. Divine grace is the free and undeserved love and favor of God towards man as a sinner, especially as exhibited in the plan of redemption through Jesus Christ, John 3:16. It is only by the free grace of God that we embrace the offers of mercy, and appropriate to ourselves the blessings graciously purchased by redeeming blood. I heard Adrian Rogers say that Grace is “God’s Riches At Christ Expense.” What God did for us is not what we deserved. Romans 6:23 tells us that we deserve death as a result of our sin. But God loved us and gave His Son in spite of our sin. One of the greatest words in the Bible is “but”. Every time you see the word “but,” it provides a contrast and in verse 4 we see “But God.” Eph. 2:1-3 provide a description of our past life as Children of disobedience and wrath, dead in our trespasses and sin. But now because of His grace, we are made alive together with Christ. Wow, what a wonderful contrast. Thank God for His grace.
Have a Blessed Day!