THURSDAY 25TH JUNE, 2020
THEME: Saved By Grace
PASSAGE: Ephesians 2:1–10
HYMN: MHB 371 -AND can it be that I should gain
MEMORY VERSE: Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”
Scripturally, our faith, our conversion and our eternal salvation are neither the mere product of any natural abilities nor of any merit of our own. Suffice it to say that these things are not brought to pass by anything done by us, and, therefore, all boasting is excluded.
He who glories must not glory in himself, but in the Lord. We are saved by grace not of works, lest anyone should boast (vs 9). There is no room for any man boasting of his own abilities and power or as though he had done anything that might deserve such immense favours from God.
Verse 4 says “But God, who is rich in mercy…” for His great love wherewith He loved (and still loves) us. God, Himself is the author of this great and happy change and His great love is the springboard for such wonderful conversion.”
Every converted sinner is saved from Satan’s enclave. Such a person is delivered from sin and death. The person is brought into a state of salvation. The grace that saves them is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God. It is not by the works of the law but through faith in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, we obtain salvation through faith which is entirely dependent on divine assistance and grace. The new man is a new creature, and God is the Creator. It is a new birth and we are born or begotten of His will. We are saved by His Grace (in Christ Jesus) on the account of what He (Jesus Christ) has done, suffered and by the operation of His blessed Spirit.
This grace may, however, be withdrawn if the person goes back to sin and Satan once more exhibits legal right on the person. His end will be worse than his former status. This will not be our portion in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father may Your amazing grace be with me always in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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