Theme: THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF HIS GRACE
DAY 11, Read Ephesians 2:5-8
“THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST’S GRACE”
Key Verse: “So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus” (Verse 7 NLT).
The second point relating to the grace of God, which I consider very overwhelming is the phrase, “the riches of his grace.” Exactly how rich is God’s grace toward us? In Ephesians 3:8, Paul qualifies this grace as, “unsearchable riches.” Some versions of the Bible say God’s riches are “unfathomable.” Charles H. Spurgeon tries to answer this question. He sees the riches of God’s grace as endless and inexhaustible.
“ There is a story of Rowland Hill, which I have no doubt is true, because it is so characteristic of the man’s eccentricity and generosity. Someone or other had given him a hundred pounds to send to an extremely poor minister, but, thinking it was too much to send him all at once, he sent him five pounds in a letter with simply these words inside the envelope, “More to follow.” In a few days’ time, the good man had another letter by the post, and letters by the post were rarities in those days; when he opened it there was five pounds again, with just these words, “And more to follow.” A day or two after there came another, and still the same words, “And more to follow.” And so it continued twenty times, the good man being more and more astounded at these letters coming thus by post with always the sentence, “And more to follow.” Now, every blessing that comes from God is sent in just such an envelope, with the selfsame message, “And more to follow.” “I forgive you your sins, but there is more to follow. I justify you in the righteousness of Christ, but there’s more to follow.” “I adopt you into my family, but there’s more to follow.” “I educate you for heaven, but there’s more to follow.” “I have helped you even to old age, but there’s still more to follow.” “I will bring you to the brink of Jordan, and bid you sit down and sing on its black banks, on the banks of the black stream, but there’s more to follow. In the midst of that river, as you are passing into the world of spirits, My mercy shall still continue with you, and when you land in the world to come there shall still be more to follow.”
This story is simply to say that the riches of Christ’s grace are inexhaustible and boundless.
The fact is that we have grace to do whatever we desire to do as long as it is in God’s will for our lives. No wonder, Paul made this comment in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
`PRAYER: Oh Lord, thank you for the abundance of Your grace; it is continuously flowing and limitless.
DAY 12, Read Isa. 58:3-7