DAILY DEVOTION, January 10, 2022
Ephesians 1:7. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
We sing “Amazing Grace,” and grace is truly amazing. Paul speaks of the riches of God’s grace. Grace brings forgiveness to us through our Lord Jesus Christ, but it does more. When grace floods the soul, worldly fears vanish. Today’s world is full of fear. People fear many things. The loss of a job; what if our marriage fails; fears that surround financial security; fears about health; fear of growing old; fear of being useless; like the song in Old Man River, “Tired of living and feared of dying.” What are you afraid of? A good dose of the grace of God will remove your fears. When God’s gracious love fills the heart, fears are cast out. John writes, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18).
It is truly wonderful to understand and grasp the amazing grace of God. God has provided to us, the unworthy, a way to find forgiveness and eternal life. If you read Ephesians 1:7 and respond, “Ho, hum,” you have never understood the grace of God. Look long and hard at Jesus as He is revealed in Scripture until the grace of God overflows into your soul.
Father, I thank You for the riches of Your grace. I don’t deserve it. I cannot earn it. It is a gift of Your love. Please help me to understand the riches of Your grace. May Your amazing grace fill my heart, in Jesus’ name, Amen.