Works can never be good enough to earn one’s favor with God

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Drink Deep!

A little boy, one of seven children, met with an accident, and was taken to the hospital. He came from a lowly home where hunger was seldom quite satisfied. The glass of milk was only part full, or, if full, shared by two of the children. After the lad was made comfortable as possible in his hospital bed, a nurse brought him a large glass of milk. He looked at it longingly and then, with the memory of many experiences of sharing with the other children, said, “How deep shall I drink?” The nurse with her eyes shining and a lump in her throat said, “Drink it all.”

Oh, hungry and thirsty soul, how deep shall you drink of the love and goodness of God? There is no limit! Drink it all, drink it again and again! The supply is inexhaustible.—Upper Room.

Just as the boy in the story remembered the way his old life was, we often do that our self when we come to Jesus. We feel we don’t deserve His love. We believe sometimes that one day everything will be back to like it was. Well, I have good news. God’s grace is so great that it keeps giving and giving and giving. And you know what, just when you think you are running low, He just gives more grace.

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,

His power no boundary known unto men;

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus

He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

Wonderful grace of Jesus. What an awesome thing to know.

Prayer: Father, thank you for yoru amazing grace. I realize I can never be good enough to earn your favor. I praise you because I have earned your favor through Christ. May I honor Him with my life and may I learn to extend grace to others just as you have extended your grace to me.

Today’s verse:

Luke 23:34a Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

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