Friday, August 29, 2014

Grace and Mercy

"Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions." Ephesians 2:5

"It is by Grace, through Faith you have been saved." Ephesians 2:8
(Grace saves us, when we have Faith enough to believe it. It also provides "Shalom." Shalom - Everything we need for LIFE and GODLINESS. Grace works from the inside out, not the outside in.

A good way to understand the meaning of MERCY is to see how it relates to GRACE:

Mercy-- What you DON"T get when you deserve it. ( Withheld punishment )

Grace-- What you DO get when you don't deserve it. ( Unmerited Favor )

Mercy is like a judge finding you guilty, but then withholding any punishment. Grace is getting something you could never have imagined. An inexplicable gift. It's like the same judge awarding you $10,000,000.00, after finding you guilty!

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