Defined by God’s Grace

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In Galatians 2:16 the Apostle Paul says, “No one will ever be saved by obeying the law.”  We become right with God, not by doing what the law commands, but by trusting in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:4-9 explains how we are defined by God’s grace.  “He gave us life” so we are spiritually alive.  We are “seated with him in the heavenly realms”—heavenly positioned.  We are “one with Christ,” connected to God.  We are billboards of mercy because we are “examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us.”  And we are honored children saved “by his special favor.”

Are you defined by God’s grace?  Your deeds don’t save you.  Your deeds don’t keep you saved.  Grace does.  Paul said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.”

By Max Lucado
From:  Come Thirsty
Used by permission

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