The Bible teaches that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) And because of this we all rightfully deserve the eternal judgment of God. The Lord calls us to perfection…and every single one of us has fallen short. At this point most people simply relax because they know that God is a God of grace….but what if He wasn’t? Have you ever considered that? Have you ever stopped to think that grace, by definition is something you receive that is undeserved?
The gospel is called the “gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). God could have simply chosen to send all people to eternal Hell because of our sin. But instead, He chose to send His very own son, Jesus Christ to pay the price for sinners like you and me. Jesus came and lived a perfect life, which none of us could ever do. Then Jesus died a sacrificial death to pay the price for those who would turn to Him in repentance and faith. It’s pretty amazing when you really stop to think about what we deserve and then think about what we’ve been given because of the grace of God.
So what about you? Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your life? Have you turned from that sin you were born into and placed your faith in Him as Lord? A relationship with Christ is the only way to salvation, because the cross of Christ is the only payment for sins. Apart from Christ we perish. In Christ we are saved. As the song says, the gospel of the grace of God is truly a gospel of “amazing grace.” But what’s even more amazing is that God chose to show us grace….even though He didn’t have to.