July 20, 2007
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
One of the great truths of Scripture is the unmerited favor of God. What the Bible calls “grace.”
Today’s verse reminds us that grace cannot be earned or deserved. It is an unmerited gift of God to those on whom He showers His love and mercy.
If you have ever shopped for a diamond, you know that the jeweler places it on a dark cloth so that the beauty and clarity of the diamond might be seen more easily. That’s what God wants us to be, His diamonds shining and showing His grace in a dark and evil world.
As Christians, you and I aren’t better than everyone else. We simply have accepted a gift that was given freely to us from God.
So my friend, as a person who has experienced the magnificent grace of God, take time today to thank God for showering you with that grace…His unmerited favor. And determine to let your life shine like the jewel on a dark cloth!
GRACE IS GOD’S UNMERITED GIFT THAT CANNOT BE EARNED OR DESERVED.