God’s Divine Love is — Full of Grace

By   •   February 10, 2014   •   Topics: ,

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(Part 2 of 5 in a series exploring the depth of God’s great love for us)

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” —Ephesians 2:4-5

We can really mess things up sometimes. Squandering money and relationships. Lying even when we know better. Wasting time on things that don’t matter. Ignoring God’s plans and plowing forward with our own.

But God loves us anyway.

Those two words, “but God,” are seen in Ephesians 2:4 and in several other places in the Bible.

“You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” —Genesis 50:20
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” —Psalm 73:26
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” —Romans 5:8

Beginning to see a pattern? We serve a God who intervenes on our behalf, even when the odds are against us. Every time “but God” is written in the Bible, a blessing follows.

It can be easy to beat yourself up about who you are and the situations you face. “I want to be used by God, but I’m not qualified.” “I want to be blessed by God, but I don’t deserve it.” “I want to trust God, but everything in my life is so bad.” “I want God to forgive me, but I don’t think He can.”

Thankfully, nothing from God is based solely on our works. The Apostle Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 15:10: “… yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

God wants us to understand that no matter our sin, no matter our weakness or insecurity, no matter our faults and shortcomings, He’s got us covered when we present these things to Him. He stoops down to make us great. That’s God’s grace, and it really is sufficient. It’s not merited. Oftentimes, it’s not understood.

But rest assured, as children of God, it’s not going anywhere.

By His grace we have been saved from any “mess up” we could possibly imagine.

→ Continue to part 3 of the “5 Days of Divine Love” series here.

Transformed by Grace: Read Billy Graham’s Daily Devotion on grace.

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14 Comments

  1. Denzil nongkynrih says:

    Thank u Sir Graham n to all the team, for the Gospel n the teaching of God word, because my believe n faith is all true believer, will get to the promise land that God has promise us n i thank u all ones again to the good news thank u.

  2. Judith Graham says:

    We need to reminded others and ourselves daily to this eternal truth…what a wonderful Creator we have
    and what joy it is to love Him.

    h

  3. Julie says:

    Love this publication! Filled with love, hope, and inspiration!

  4. Bell says:

    Very good

  5. Marites says:

    Very encouraging and uplifting message…I’m so overwhelmed by the love of GOD that full of grace!It really touch my heart..thank you and GOD bless!

  6. Anne Allen says:

    Very comforting words to be reminded of God’s infinite grace. The scripture used were the same used in our pastor’s sermon last Sunday. God has my attention!!

  7. Sly says:

    Keep up the great work.
    We are in great need of s revival now.
    To many souls are lost and are in great danger pf facing eternal damnation (Hell)

  8. Crystal Goodman says:

    Thank you

  9. Daniel Akway says:

    You are the seeds to many nations. Thanks & may God give you more wisdom to feed us more with word of God

  10. Audrey Murphy says:

    Our prayers are for you Mr Graham