|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”–Ephesians 1: 7-8(NLT) |
God showered His kindness on us—this is called God’s “grace.” This is His voluntary and loving favour given to those He saves. We can’t earn salvation, nor do we deserve it. No religious, intellectual, or moral effort can gain it, because it comes only from God’s mercy and love. Without God’s grace, no person can be saved.
To receive it, we must acknowledge that we cannot save ourselves, that only God can save us, and that our only way to receive this loving favour is through faith in Christ.