May 27, 2016 § 2 Comments
“I thank Him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 1:12-14)
Paul describes the grace of our Lord as overflowing. If you’re a parent, then you have likely looked at your child and felt as if your heart was going to burst. I wonder if this is what brings out God’s grace, and if the perfect version of this kind of love is what God feels for us. As His image-bearers, though limited and sinful, we also have grace to spare. Kids do bad things, and I don’t love mine any less when he does. In spite of our sin, God’s heart overflows with grace and His love never stops.
“For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17)
God’s grace must be in abundance, because if it were given in proportion to our merit, we would never see it. Thank Him for that.