Posted by: Larry Hoekman | September 21, 2018

Favorite Verses — Amazing Grace!

Day 3165:  Not just on Friday, but everyday it is only by God’s grace that we experience TGIF – Thank God I’m Forgiven!!!

Scripture:  For the grace of God that brings salvation has been revealed to me.  I am instructed to say “No” to ungodliness and sinful pleasures, and I am to live with self-control – uprightly and godly in this present age.  At all times I am to be looking forward to the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ!  Titus 2:11-13

Thoughts/questions: Grace of God – His grace is commonly defined as ‘unmerited favor’ in which we don’t get what we deserve.  However, it is FAR more than even that.  His grace goes contrary to what we deserve!!  Grace takes us from a negative position (sinners who have separated themselves from a holy God) to a positive one (re-established relationship forever with the living God of the universe!)  Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!!!

Sinful pleasures – In a movie an atheist shared how no longer believing in God was the most freeing thing that had ever happened to him.  After considering his comment in depth, I realized how true that statement would be to him.  No longer believing in God freed him to look forward to fulfilling any of his desires and to enjoy sinful pleasures without guilt or shame.

Instead, Christ followers are to look forward to the blessed hope – the present blessed hope of a life on earth filled with meaning and purpose beyond themselves, and the future blessed hope of eternal life when the Lord returns!!!

Suggested Prayer:  Father God, thank You for Your amazing grace . . .

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