8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God ... Ephesians 2:8
The truth is, when we are hurt by someone else – we want that other person to know the pain we felt; this often causes us to retaliate in revenge, to speak badly about the other person, and to even reject the other person so that we would never talk to them. We wait for them to ask us forgiveness; but Jesus didn’t wait, He went straight to the cross to make salvation available for all of us.
So this week, remember that our sins hurt God. Instead of retaliating, instead of trying to harm us, the LORD Jesus died on the cross, paid the penalty for our sins, and offers forgiveness to us freely. If we don’t know Him as Savior, we must receive His forgiveness by repentance and faith. If we do know Christ as our Lord, we must forgive others just as He has forgiven us. That is … grace; God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense.
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07.14.2013 - A Redeeming Grace - mp3link
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