Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin.
Today’s reading: Romans 4-7.
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. – Jonathan Edwards
There was a current which began in the Old Testament but which flowed quietly and often unnoticed. It burst forth when Noah found favor in God’s sight. It rushed more loudly when Abraham’s faith was counted as righteousness. It languished in the Israelites’ long years of disobedience, but resurfaced in the lives of Daniel and his friends and in the promises of a new covenant made to prophets such as Ezekiel. Only in the life and resurrection of Jesus did it reach its flood stage, but since then the river of God’s grace has continued to spread across the Earth. Paul stood in the abundance of that river and declared its power to all who could not see it.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God…
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