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In Touch - July 22, 2006

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In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Saturday July 22, 2006

A God of Grace

John 1:14-18

 

Imagine receiving a big, beautifully wrapped gift when there is no special occasion — the sender simply chose to do this for you. Inside the package is something very special. Eagerly, you read the card to discover who could have been so generous. To your amazement, you learn that the giver is someone you have been avoiding and to whom you have been unkind! What do you do?

 

This gift giving is a picture of the Father’s grace in sending His Son Jesus to earth for us. There was no special occasion; God simply had the desire to do it. The present arrived, despite the fact that we were either passively ignoring the Lord or actively rebelling against Him. This is grace — God’s goodness and kindness extended to those who do not deserve it and have no possible way to earn it.

 

In the Son, we see the fullness of God’s kindness revealed. First, Jesus has fully met all the requirements of divine law by living a perfect life on earth. Second, because of His sinless life as a man, He was qualified to pay the cost for our rebellious ways. Third, Christ sacrificed His life on the cross to pay for all our sins — past, present, and future. Fourth, when we receive Him as our Savior, God counts Jesus’ death as payment for all we have done wrong. Fifth, upon our salvation, Christ’s perfect life is counted as our own; His righteousness becomes ours through faith (Romans 4:5).

 

What will you do with God’s gift of grace — refuse it, or say “thank You” and take steps to know Him? And if you already do know Christ, have you been taking Him for granted?


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