25 Days of God Given Gifts ~ Day 5
Day 5 - Unwrapping the gift of:
For it is by grace you have been saved,
and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God.
Have you ever wondered just what is so amazing about GRACE? The hymn Amazing Grace is very popular. Sometimes popular becomes common if we’re used to hearing it all the time. The title of this hymn is just two simple common words.
Websters 1828 dictionary states the definition of these words as follows:
Confounding with fear, surprise or wonder.
Very wonderful; exciting astonishment, or perplexity.
Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him
If you put the two definitions together you have:
Very wonderful, free unmerited love and favor of God. The source of all the benefits men receive from him.
John Newton, the composer of the "Amazing Grace" hymn said:
Though I am not what I ought to be,
nor what I wish to be, nor yet what I hope to be,
I can truly say I am not what I once was . . . . By the grace of God I am what I am!
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