The Daily Breath of God
Friday, May 26 2023
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:1, 3-5 NIV
I always find it amazing that our Lord does not say that we were sick or desperately ill or just not doing well. He says - you were dead in your transgressions and sins. Being dead seems to be a very hopeless condition. Yet it is in this condition that our Lord lavishes his grace upon us as a gift. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. WOW! Not only are we not dead in our transgressions and sins because of grace, but we have been given that life that is eternal to live and enjoy the results of his grace right now. It is by grace you have been saved. In his grace there is no stress, no regret, no guilt, no shame or any condemnation. Grace is more than a word, it is the power of his love and mercy that is given so that someone who was dead may now live in the freedom of that life called eternal in Jesus Christ our Lord. Today, enjoy his grace that declares that which was dead is now alive! That is for anyone who receives his gift of grace. May you be willing to celebrate his grace in your life through your praise and thanksgiving. Enjoy
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