“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
“But he giveth more grace” (James 4:6a).
None of us will ever comprehend God’s grace. When we consider His election, we think that’s difficult, but, is anything too hard for the Lord? (See Jeremiah 32:27). He will bring His purpose to pass. He is God, after all. Why should we stumble over His predestination? He has marked out His plan beforehand. No problem to see this if you try. Wouldn’t you, if you were absolute ruler of the entire universe, map out your plan and make it happen? But it is not your plan or purpose, is it? It is the plan of Almighty God, and He is carrying it out.
But, more difficult is to understand how through His amazing grace he could not only choose, save, keep and protect His own, but how He could love the unlovable? How could He love a wretch like me? How could he love a wretch like you? If you have never seen yourself as a wretch, as a worm not worth saving, you may still have some miles to go before you can know the Living God. Instead of stumbling over why God passes by so many, and only chooses to save relatively few out of all humanity, we ought to ponder why He saves anyone! “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23). “As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6b).
Many more scriptures, and the practical reality of today’s wicked world, show man’s total depravity, and begs the question: “Why should God save anybody?” But He indeed does still save and not only saves, but keeps. Not only does He keep His own, but He gives them more grace to live day by day through all of life’s trials. In this life we will never figure out God; especially as it regards His grace. It is not justice we have received but mercy and grace. As Arthur Pink said:
Published by Charles Woodruff- email: firstname.lastname@example.org