“Grace”~The most common definition of grace is in Christian circles is probably “unmerited favor.”Grace is a simple, but often misunderstood word.In my simplistic thinking I define grace as “receiving something good which I did not deserve.”(It is the opposite of mercy which is “not receiving something bad which I do deserve.”)Also, consider a GRACE acrostic: “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.”
Consider God’s love “for you” based on the 4 U’s below…
Unmerited (not that we loved God)~“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9-10).
Unlimited (God so loved the world)~Jesus said, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:14-17).
Undeserved (while we were yet sinners)~“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8).
Unchanging (an everlasting love)~“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’” (Jeremiah 31:3).
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