“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” —Ephesians 2:5
O, the incredibly marvelous free grace of God! To ponder that thought brings moments of meditation into glorious eternal joy that abounds without words.
Grace is the overflow of the goodness of an infinite God.
Yet, how say some of that goodness wherein it contains perverted righteousness and no prevailing justice? What need is there of grace if we are not sinners? What praise can come of grace that does not save us from our sin? Who then is Jesus (I speak as a fool) if He does not save His people from their sins?
Because the justice of God is a heavenly revelation, revealed to all men (Romans 1:18; Titus 2:11-14), and apart from God’s benevolent grace and unmerited favor, we are lost to the blackness of sin forever.
Grace, O marvelous Grace! Grace Greater than Our Sin
Dark is the stain that we cannot hide
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! there is flowing a crimson tide;
Whiter than snow you may be today.
Grace, grace, marvelous grace
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within!
Grace, grace, God’s grace
Grace that is greater than all our sin!