But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
The old saying reminds us that if something seems too good to be true…it probably is! T’s also true that you probably have not understood God’s grace unless it has seemed outrageous and too good to be true.
God gives everything when we deserved nothing.
Today the church is encouraged to read Ephesians chapter 2. Here we find grace is defined and explained. But this is not just theology it’s strength for living.
For here we find comfort ('with him'), strength ('riches of his grace'), joy, wisdom, forgiveness, cleansing, unity, hope ('seated in the heavenly realms'), kindness, purpose ('created in Christ'), love ('even when we were dead').
That’s a list that ministers to our everyday lives. And here are truths that create in us extraordinary possibilities.
Lets pray in God’s grace today. Remember, this is so good because it’s true!