Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Scripture to Meditate On

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1.7

There are some familiar words here: 'redemption' is about our rescue from the curse of death, 'blood' reminds us of the Cross and the hell that Jesus endured, 'forgiveness' means that God doesn't hold our sins against us. And these things are ours because we are 'in Him', united to Jesus. We are in the Jesus group.

But then there is that phrase 'the riches of His grace'. It is not possible to grasp much about God's grace, His being favorable toward us, without having a good grasp of the offense, the insult, the blasphemy of our sin. As that develops, we come to understand better the idea of 'the riches of His grace'.