Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound…
Good morning, Family:
Most of us know the beginning verse to this timeless song. What makes “Grace” so amazing? What properties does Grace include that would bring us to our knees and weep in thankfulness? The reason is, while we yet still sinners, Jesus died for us all.
New International Version (NIV)
Peace and Hope
5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Every day, we should walk in the full knowledge and humbleness of the gift of Grace we were given. Understanding the weight that of our sins we did not have to carry…
New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace wasupon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Go in peace, walk in love, while faithfully and joyfully serving the Lord.