Daily Devotion

The Law... and Grace

   Chapter 2 of Ephesians begins with a bold Law position with timeless application for all sinners—
​“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in 
​ which you use to live when you followed the ways of this world 
​ and of the ruler of  the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is at 
​ work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among 
​ them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature 
​ and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest we were
​ objects of wrath.” (vss.1-3)
“Dead”…and facing God’s “wrath”—this was our dire dilemma. On our own we had no hope…no life.
Out of this darkness, Paul shares the Gospel “light”—available to all sinners—
​“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—it is by grace you have been saved.” (vss.4-5)
Yes, in Christ, through grace, we find eternal hope…life beyond death—
​“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this 
​ not from yourselves, it is a gift of God—not by works so that no 
​ one can boast.” (vss.8-9)
Our hope is found in Christ and the cross. Our faith opens the door to our salvation. It is all tied to G-R-A-C-E—Gift Received At Christ’s Expense!
OUR STORY: Our eternal destiny is secured through Christ who gave 
​His life to fulfill ours.