5/15/2014

Grace Is Unfair


Injustice thrives on earth. Justice does not and will not come while we are clothed in mortal bodies. Life is not fair.
 
And so is grace.  Grace. is. unfair.

Philip Yancey, in his book, What So Amazing about Grace?, says, "The free offer of grace extends not just to the undeserving but those who in fact deserve the opposite."

The criminal beside Jesus on the cross was immediately given the grace of forgiveness, his past sins all wiped clean. All he did was believe.

Grace makes no exception. It comes to everyone—scam lords and scam victims, faithless and faithful, rich and poor, corrupt and honest, sinners and saints. All we need is to recognize and seize it. And believe.  

Likewise, Apostle Paul, who spent half of his life preaching about the saving grace of Jesus, received the grace of being content, of knowing that in his weakness, he is made stronger. 

We are prone to whine, grumble, and complain, "Life is not fair!" But praise God that grace is not fair—it comes even to whiners like us.

"Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

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2 comments:

BIG AL said...

I'm graciously blessed.It's so true. And when we start assuming that grace is only for the faithfuls and saints, then grace is vain - meaningless. Thanks for this wonderful post...it's assuring.

Grace D. Chong said...

Without grace, nothing ever is. Thank you, Lord.