From Pastor’s Desk:
Ephesians 1:7 …In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
Through no merit(s) of our own can we achieve redemption; only through the blood of Christ Jesus. I’m reminded again that God’s chemistry is totally unlike man’s. We cannot understand how God can wash a sin-blackened heart in the red blood of Jesus Christ and make it white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).
“The riches of God’s grace” is also something that the human mind finds hard to comprehend. The reason we have no merit(s) upon which to base our salvation is because it is by grace we are saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8), or that “unmerited favor” of God extended to us as we place our faith in Christ Jesus and His vicarious work on the cross.
O, but the riches of that grace! Always applied exact, always exactly on time, never more than we need, but always as much as we need. As we are initially saved by it, we are sustained by it, and thus we will ultimately be saved by it.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
‘Twas blind but now I see