Never Beyond His Grace

Never Beyond His GraceThe crucifixion of Jesus Christ was the greatest tragedy in human history. Yet from a divine perspective, it was the day grace reigned from heaven. The grace of God accomplished the will of God, for time and eternity.

By one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
so that as sin reigned in death,
even so grace might reign through righteousness
to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Romans 5:19–21)

Grace Reigns over Tragedy

Pilate, the Roman governor, declared that Jesus was sinless and innocent. But along with the guiltless verdict came a criminal sentence. Roman soldiers scourged Jesus with a leather whip that was weighted down with pieces of metal and bone.

He was struck in the face, spat on, beaten with rods, mocked, crowned with thorns, nailed to a cross, and pierced with a sword. Isaiah prophesied about the cost of His gracious love for sinners.

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
(Isaiah 53:6)

Staring straight into the face of grace and truth, Pilate said, “I find no fault in Him.” But even though he absolved himself by washing his hands publicly, in private, he could never wash away the stain of sin from his own heart.

In Him we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace.
(Ephesians 1:7)

Grace Reigns in Your Testimony

The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ delivered all believers from the power and penalty of sin!
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ delivered all believers from the power and penalty of sin! His salvation bought our liberation. [tweetable]We are saved by grace, through faith, for the works and purposes prepared by God.[/tweetable]

But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and His grace toward me was not in vain;
but I labored more abundantly than they all,
yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
(1 Corinthians 15:10)

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5). Therefore, [tweetable]the most powerful proof for faith in Jesus Christ is your personal testimony.[/tweetable] Your life has been changed by the grace of God for all eternity.

But none of these things move me;
nor do I count my life dear to myself,
so that I may finish my race with joy,
and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus,
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
(Acts 20:24)

Personal Application

I’m thankful that His grace:

  • inspires me to pray with greater faith
  • delivers me from temptation
  • pursues me in my waywardness
  • teaches me to forgive others
  • sustains me in every difficulty
  • compels me to proclaim the gospel message
  • carries me to the finish line

Most of all, I’m thankful that [tweetable]my sin is never beyond His grace![/tweetable]

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