“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”

-Ephesians 2:8


God through his great mercy gave us his only son. A gift from God, that through our faith we believe. With our hopes, we have the faith to believe in the risen Jesus. God’s great gift of grace comes first and not that which we control. We need to only believe to receive this gift. No extraordinary effort of intellect or physical labor will create this gift. No prolonged period of mediation will create this gift. It has already been given. Our only task is to turn our hearts to Jesus, from which we have freedom, no longer bound by the worries and troubles of this world.

Points of Reflection

  • How have you experienced Grace in your life?
  • Why does Grace come first and not under our efforts?
  • List three ways God has brought Grace into your life.

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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