~ The Depth of God’s Grace ~
Key Scripture ~ “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth — in Him” (Ephesians 1:7-10).
Comment ~ The depth of God’s grace toward the sinner is greater than can be imagined. God’s grace can be accessed not only the rapist or the serial killer but also by the gossiper, liar, or tax cheat.
“These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  a proud look,  a lying tongue,  hands that shed innocent blood,  a heart that devises wicked plans,  feet that are swift in running to evil,  false witness who speaks lies, and  one who sows discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19).
Have you ever been guilty of one or more of these seven items?
Contemplate This ~ “We are [being] transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as [the grace of] God enters our lives and we become like Him” (2 Corinthians 3:18b, The Message).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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