To comprehend the idea of God’s saving grace, can be a truly liberating moment for us. Whether we have sought salvation through works and ritual, or through simply being a good person, we have equally missed the mark. Acceptance of God’s grace is the one, lone requirement for a believer of Christ. All else indicates that Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, was not sufficient.
There is much more in this wonderful book that we will learn and apply, and we will see some real gems in chapter 5 later this week. But it all comes back to understanding the Gospel of Grace. I have included a link to Chris Tomlin’s version of Amazing Grace (the addition of ‘my chains are gone, I’ve been set free’ is right on) and as you listen to it, consider the words of Paul. At about the 3:45 mark, Chris shares a word about John Newton, the author of the poem, Amazing Grace. It’s a great song and a great way to spend some time meditating on grace.
See you Wednesday.
By the way, if you haven’t seen the movie Amazing Grace, about John Newton, it is definitely worth a view.