Devotion: July 15

Saved By Grace

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:8-9

The meaning of grace is totally unmerited favor to those who deserve disfavor. To the undeserving, to the ill-deserving, to the Hell-deserving, God offers eternal life, but not because of anything that we have done.

If Bible passages could be likened unto mountains, Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one should boast," would be the Himalayas. One text stands out above them all, rising high into the sky, snow-clad, surrounded with clouds of mystery. It is, I think, the very pinnacle of biblical revelation, and it shares with us that great truth, that one central truth, that God wants us to know: "By grace you have been saved."


Question to ponder: How is the grace of God manifest in your life?