Tag Archive | good and undeserved grace of God

Titus 2: 11-12 ” For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

Think soberly about this…it’s only by the grace of God that the pandemic has passed over you, your family and/or friends.  Now, God’s spiritual blessings should never be taken for granted…but have we allowed ourselves to become impassive and unappreciative towards His wondrous grace… instead riveted on our own fears, anxiety, or frustrations?  We should be rejoicing in the grace of God…ever thankful that we are covered in His great love, and showered with His mercy and glorious favor.

Job 1:21 ” Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

In a matter of minutes Job lost everything…his livelihood, all his future income, and all ten of his children.  And you may find yourself in the same place today as you survey your mounting losses.  Although Job lost all his material and personal things, there was one thing he never lost, and that was his faith in God.  For this verse tells of his  acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty, goodness, grace and mercy.  And as James 1:17 also reminds us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above…”  Job lost everything…but he never lost what really mattered…his faith.

I Timothy 4:10 “…that we have put our hope in the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.”

God is the God of all people whether they know Him or not.  This phenomenon is called Common Grace.  It is the good and undeserved kindness of God that He shows to all mankind – the righteous and the unrighteous.  For if you think about it, every person on the earth at one time or another has been ill, injured, or in trouble…only to be healed, restored, or rescued in some secular sense, regardless if they know God or have never heard His name before.   For as God says to us all in Isaiah 54:8, “But with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you.”