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Amazing Grace | Kim Chipman
S~ But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will. Acts 15:11 (ESV)
O~ There was some debate regarding the Gentiles’ salvation. Some said that additional rules needed to be followed, such as circumcision. The apostles and elders gathered to discuss and Peter came to this conclusion. Whether Jew or Gentile, all are saved by grace…no additional requirements to follow.
A~ This is good to keep in the front of my mind even today. While circumcision isn’t generally in debate these days, I do feel like it’s easy to think that we need to do something to be right with God. Surely it isn’t this easy – just grace alone. Sometimes I fall back into thinking I need to earn it, I don’t deserve it. And that’s correct, I don’t deserve it! That’s what makes grace so beautiful.
The same is true for others. No matter what they’ve done, grace extends to them. No extra hoops to jump through. It is available to everyone.
P~ Lord, thank You for helping me remember the beauty of Your grace. I couldn’t earn it and I don’t deserve it – amazing grace. Help me to see myself and others the way that You do. I love You!
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