Have you ever experienced God’s favor? If you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ, the answer to that question is unequivocally…YES!
Paul said: “But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace…” Galatians 1:15 NLT
Because you have been chosen by God, you are experiencing His marvelous grace. The word grace is often defined as unmerited favor. The word marvelous means: superb, excellent, great, and incredible. When we combine the meanings, we understand God’s marvelous grace to be the superb, excellent, great, incredible favor of God for which we have done absolutely nothing to deserve.
It makes no sense to the world. “He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.” John 1:10-13
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NLT
That is what’s so marvelous about God’s grace. It truly is grace that is greater than all our sin. Read the words to the song penned by Julia Johnston in 1910.
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,
yonder on Calvary's mount out-poured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.
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.
“God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20-21
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your grace that is far greater than anything I could dream or imagine. Jesus, you are all I need. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts