The Unmerited Favor of God

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“Grace,” according to the dictionary, is the unmerited favor of God toward mankind. The word “grace” is used over 170 times in the New Testament alone. Grace is not bought. It is a free gift of almighty God to needy mankind. When I picture Jesus Christ dying on the cross, I see the free gift of God’s grace in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. I sing with the songwriter, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.” Your human mind, with its philosophy of an equal return for favors done, can hardly comprehend the full meaning of this grace of God. But when you catch, by the inspiration of God, its full meaning, you will leave the limits of human reasoning and revel in the spiritual riches of divine truth and privilege.

Yes, the grace of God is a reality. Thousands have tried, tested, and proved that it is more than a cold creed, a docile doctrine, or a tedious theory. The grace of God has been tested in the crucible of human experience, and has been found to be more than an equal for the problems and sins of humanity.

Learn more about the grace God offers through His divine love.

Prayer for the day

Lord, this day help me to come to a more full and abundant awareness of Your bountiful grace. Stimulate me to serve You.

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  1. Gwendolyn Hodges says:

    It’s 4:25 a.m. I have been awake since about 2:00 a.m. My son Neaman is sitting in jail looking at the possibility of 6 years. He is 29 years old. He went to college and the 1st year changed his life in the wrong direction. He is a phenomenal person. This particular crime would usually call for probation. It doesn’t feel like anyone wants to allow him any options. I know without any doubt whom I serve. I am so sad and grateful at the same time. Faith is 1 of my strongest spiritual gifts. But, the unknown scares me.

    1. Gen says:

      Lord, thank you for working all things to the good of those who love you. Thank you that we can trust in you and hope in you even through the unknown. I pray for favor over this man’s life. I pray for him to love you with all of his heart. In Jesus’ Name!

    2. martha says:

      Keep praying blessings over your child. Keep your faith that with God all things are possible. God has no limits. Praise God and turn around and be a blessing to others. Give your problems to God. Have faith, and be sure to be a blessing to others.

  2. Sally A Briggs says:

    I love that BGEA has spread the Word of God’s unfailing mercies to a hurting world! Many thanks to your organization!

  3. James Keen says:

    Thank you for these devotions. My wife was diagnosed with cancer a few days ago. My faith was slipping, but I feel strength and calm that Jesus is in charge. I still struggle with the fear of the unknown. But I am trusting him.

  4. Gerry says:

    I am blessed by God’s Amazing Grace every single day. It does not get better than that. Very importantly we must remember to say thank you for his consistent Love kindness and mercy.

  5. Robert Lyon says:

    Especially now with the North Korea’s threat the USA and the world is definitely on trial. It must be God’s will and we all need to examine our present status in life. Where do we stand in our relationship to our God.

  6. daniel machona says:

    Thank you very much for the input on the connection of favour and grace.

  7. William Senherub says:

    The grace of God is soo wonderful and amazing

  8. sedemor samuel says:

    I will to read more

  9. sedemor samuel says:

    I love the teachings.