This verse struck me today, because it is a monumental statement–that we are justified freely by God’s grace through redemption that is in Jesus Christ.
God gives us so many free gifts that we need, and that we take for granted: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we walk on.
People seem to especially take the gift of God’s free grace for granted, maybe because it is unseen. Only by faith, will you be able to experience this monumental gift to the fullest.
We don’t see the air we breathe, but if we weren’t able to inhale it, we would die. Water is crystal clear, but it is a necessity for life. Sometimes, it is the unseen things that are of much value. God’s grace is an eternal value. We do not want to overlook it. Without it, we are dead in our sins and trespasses. Without accepting God’s grace, we have no hope of an eternal future with our great Creator. We will be separated forever from His love and mercy.
Now is the time of salvation, while you are alive on this earth. Enjoy God’s free gifts of air, water, land, and His amazing grace, our redemption through Jesus Christ!
Dear God, I know that acknowledging You is the first step to knowing You. There are many things on this earth that are fingerprints of who You are. I love You, Your sunsets and sunrises, crystal clear mountain streams, the fresh pine smell of the forest, the creatures that are so unique, and so much more. I see You in the beautiful details of this world. I know that many people live in regions where they cannot see the beauty of Your creation. I pray that You would make Yourself known to them. I pray for Your will to be done. In the name of Jesus, amen.
PS: We could never pay the price that our sin’s debt would require, the free gift of God was paid in full by His Precious Son, Jesus.