Sunday, June 9, 2013

God’s Gift of Grace

I’m pleased to be posting at 5 Minutes for Faith today, where I’m talking about grace.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT
Imagine giving a gift and having it refused.
Maybe it’s happened to you like it’s happened to me.
It was a small gift—nothing major, but something I thought would be enjoyed. The response I received was No thank you; I don’t have anything for you.
My gift was refused because it couldn’t be earned or reciprocated. And it hurt.
I wonder if that’s how God feels when we refuse His gift of grace.
Grace…God’s free and unmerited favor toward sinful humanity (NLT Study Bible, Tyndale)

Please join me at 5 Minutes for Faith to read the rest of my post..

Has there been a time when a gift you tried to give was refused?

In Christ,

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  1. I'm amazed by how many people refuse the gift because they believe they have to earn it; so sad. I'm heading over now ...

  2. I was one of those who refused the gift for so long, thinking I had to earn it. I still struggle as to whether I am worthy or not. I will never be, outside of His grace. Blessings!


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