Gospel of Grace
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” Titus 2:11-12 (NIV)
The undeserved grace of Calvary does not encourage more sin because it is the power of the life-changing gospel! Don’t even think that the Old Testament laws are superior to the free gift of forgiveness, because the laws can only bring damnation, but the grace of God brings the convicting Spirit of Love with its deep, true, lasting, empowering transformation.
When we admit our propensity to evil and shortcomings to do right, and realize that the punishment for our sinfulness was willingly borne by the innocent Lamb of God, we can do nothing but humble ourselves under that grace.
Let’s pray today for faith to trust in God’s grace for free forgiveness, salvation, and change.