Grace is its own reason for doing good to those deserving the opposite.
We did not and cannot earn favor with Holy God.
God’s very nature, which is love and righteousness, satisfied our sin natured disconnect with Him by personally bridging the gap between us.
The only reason for this given in the Bible is ,”God so loved the world.” (John 3:16)
The sacrifice of God’s Son on the cross 2,000 years ago for the sin debt of all mankind was purely motivated by a God whose nature is love.
God’s righteousness stood in stark contrast and condemnation to the imperfection of mankind.
The love of God satisfied what was lacking for each of us to know God by the gracious gift of Christ’s imputed righteous nature in all who believe in Christ as Savior.
This year, in a world that is growing increasingly dark, let God’s Gift of love through Christ shine in you and through you in the same way God’s love came to us,.. even though we were undeserving and in desperate need, He came to save us.
“Freely you have received, freely give.” ~Jesus Christ~ (Matthew 10:8)
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
God Bless, and Happy New Year
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