We hear the word a lot around Christian circles, sometimes referring to a prayer before a meal, sometimes to a great big idea associated with the gospel, sometimes as a girl’s name. Paul’s used the term throughout his letters to speak of God’s special favor to every person, the underserved benefit we have of God’s mercy in sending Jesus to die for our sins.

If God had not taken the initiative, we would be without hope. If God had not cared, death and separation would be our eternal plan. But we are given a very special gift, and God picked up the bill for it in terms of the pain and humiliation Jesus suffered. God’s special favor to you, grace, is salvation through faith in Christ.

EPHESIANS 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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