I can hear the singer Chris Tomlin now sing the words:
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
Ephesians 2:4, 7-8 says,
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us….That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding RICHES OF HIS GRACE in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God….”
OUT OF ALL the things people have given me and the awards people have presented to me. Or anything could EVER receive: the Grace of God surpasses them all! We can see here that God is rich in three areas: God is rich in Mercy. God is rich in Love. AND God is rich in Grace.
Money, Fame, THAT position on the job, cars, houses in Beverley Hills, and a yacht just won’t satisfy the longing in each person’s heart!
Don’t give me a Car! Give me a Savior.
Don’t give me gold and expensive jewelry! Give me a Protector!
Don’t give me fame and all the publicity this world has to offer! GIVE ME A REDEEMER!
— Do not give me things that take up a lot of space in my house, but doesn’t give an inch of satisfaction in my soul! —
The point is I was a Wretch. Sinner. Undone. Quite proud and Very selfish. Thinking I was righteous on MY OWN acts and account. But far from redeemed until I heard the good news: Jesus died, that I might live! Jesus took on my sin with his death, and because he arose from the dead, I too will live forever with him and all I must do is BELIEVE on him.
May be you were born Saved! Holy and literally an angel delivered from heaven. BUT I WAS NOT!
I needed a Savior, I needed GRACE. Amazing grace from God, to redeem my soul from Hell!
And to think that while I was still in sin, Jesus died for me! What a gift of GRACE!
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