“The Richness Of His Grace” ( Ephesians 1: 7, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“We have redemption in [Christ] through His blood.” Yes, our redemption is through Christ’s blood, and not through the Law, not through our good deeds, not through our own efforts. Rather, we are given “the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavishes on us with all wisdom and understanding.” (Ephesians 1:7-8) Christ’s grace is the cause of our redemption; this grace which He continues to “lavish on us.” Imagine the richness of the love a mother lavishes on her newborn baby — a pale reflection of the love and grace Christ lavishes on us “with all wisdom and understanding.”

And “the gift is not like the trespass.” “Where sin multiplies, grace multiplies even more so that, just as sin reigns in death, so also grace reigns through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” (Romans 5:15, 20-21)

“What are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31) “Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies.” (Romans 8:33) “Who can separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:35)

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  1. [T]he one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1, ESV. We can rest peacefully under the wings of Him Whose we are. Just like we felt sheltered in our parents’ presence. How terrifying it became where they departed forever and we were left to fend for ourselves when not yet fully grown [mature]. Then, He took us under His wings and the storm wasn’t so frightening anymore. He taught us to step out and fly! To face the world in the full assurance of being with us. And so, though our journey has been stormy yet, with Him by our side, we have walked/flown through it all knowing that we are His and that He will always keep us in His loving grace…

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