Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Yancey: absolute grace

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
    Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
    This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
    —Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)
    God does not love us because of who we are and what we have done, but because of who God is. Grace flows to all who accept it. Jesus forgave an adulteress, a thief on the cross, a disciple who had denied ever knowing him. Grace is absolute, all-encompassing. It extends even to people who nailed Jesus to the cross: “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” were among the last words he spoke on earth.
    ... Philip Yancey (b. 1949), Soul Survivor, New York: Doubleday, 2001, p. 145 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 3:22-24; Luke 22:61-62; 23:34,43; John 8:10-11; Rom. 8:1-2; 11:5-6; 1 Cor. 15:10; Eph. 1:7-8; 2:8-9; 4:7; 1 Tim. 1:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, open my hands that I may receive yet more of Your grace.
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