Defining Grace

Q. Would you please write to me in very few sentences what GRACE is? Any short illustration?

A. Grace has been defined as an unmerited favor, a gift you receive even though you don’t deserve it. If someone you didn’t know came to your door and gave you a large sum of money, even though you hadn’t done anything to earn it, and could never hope to repay him, it would be considered an act of grace on his part.

Of course the world’s most outrageous act of grace occurred when Jesus redeemed you from death by giving His life in your place, even though you didn’t know Him at the time, hadn’t done anything to deserve it, and can never hope to repay Him.  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephes. 2:8-9).

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