​​Weekly Devotional

God’s Grace…If you were to look for the definition of God’s grace in a dictionary it would go something like, good will, loving-kindness, favor.
God’s grace includes all of the above and much more.  God’s love, grace, and mercy are all inclusive.  They work together to support God’s grace.
The merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.
It was God’s love for mankind that gave His Son on the cross that man can have eternal life. 
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.”  Eph 2:4-5
Take notice, God’s mercy and love are working together in order that He might show the exceeding riches of His grace.
It was God’s grace that compelled Him to sacrifice His Son for our redemption. 
“For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”  Eph 2: 8-9
Like the song says…  Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin!
It was God’s merciful love for mankind that;
“raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly place in Christ Jesus, that He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”  Eph 2:6-7