Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Exceedingly Abundant Grace (1 Timothy 1:14)

Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 1:14

I went through a Bible study a couple of years ago, and the author of the study wrote about “superabundant grace.” Not just abundant. Superabundant.

That’s what this verse says: “the grace of our Lord [is] exceedingly abundant.”

His grace is so far beyond what we can imagine. It is so far beyond what we deserve.

We’ve talked about this a lot over the last few weeks: We do not deserve grace. We just don’t. We are sinful, willful, prideful; we are flawed and broken. And we deserve eternal separation from God.

Yet, God loves us so very much that He offers grace. It would be enough if He offered just enough grace for salvation. But He lavishes grace upon us. He showers us with superabundant grace. Exceedingly abundant grace.

Think about it: How are you blessed? What has God given you?

A home? A family? Friends? A job? Food? All of the above?

Those are just the tangible things. What about forgiveness? Mercy? Comfort? Everlasting love? His never-leaving presence?

Exceedingly abundant grace.

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