But God:- Who is rich in mercy, for His great love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved)
-Ephesians 2:4-5 (NKJV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
The inexhaustible wisdom and love of God is reflected in these blessed words. From the irreversible state of sin and death, which is the fixed and final state of all mankind – the divine nature of our merciful God has reached down to men in a providential display of His abundant supply, through His unconditional covenant of Grace. The imputing of Christ’s righteousness on sinful man is the result of the incomparable mission of the Redeemer, Who through His saving blood, shed on a wooden tree, lifted those who believe on His name out of the miry clay and into the heights of God’s holy place. By His redemptive work, we are made a new creation in Christ, fully pardoned from sin, endowed with eternal salvation, permanently indwelt with His holy Spirit forever accepted in the Beloved, by the Father. God is fully satisfied with the price paid for our sins – there is not one thing we can ever do to repay God – for we have been saved by grace alone, we are being sanctified by grace alone and one day we will be be in His presence and glorified by grace alone.
Loving Father I scarce can take in the enormity and wisdom of Your plan for my salvation and the mercy and grace that has made me free from the power of sin and death and imputed to me the righteousness of Your Beloved Son. There is nothing I can do except to thank You dear Father and pray that with my whole body, soul and spirit, I may glorify You in all I am and all I do, through the power of the Holy Spirit and to the praise of Your holy name. AMEN
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