God's Grace

What’s So Amazing About God’s Grace?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How often do you sing the words of the famous hymn “Amazing Grace” without even considering the words? It’s easy to do! Yet, if you stop to reflect on what God’s grace really is, you’d probably be writing your own version of “Amazing Grace.”

You may not have been a slave trader like John Newton, the composer of “Amazing Grace,” but in God’s eyes, ALL sin is just sin. Gossiping — even under the guise of a prayer request — is just as bad as murder. Pride is just as bad as stealing. The truth is, no one — you, me, your pastor — is deserving of God’s grace. That’s what makes it grace; it’s unearned and unmerited.

What makes grace so completely amazing? God lavishes grace on us. He is not stingy. The apostle Paul says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us” (Ephesians 1:7–8 ESV).

Because of His great love toward us, God freely gives us gifts of salvation, sufficiency, spiritual blessings, and more!

Salvation — We can do nothing to earn salvation or any of God’s other good gifts. He bestows them on us because He is a gracious God.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

Sufficiency — God’s grace is enough for whatever we need. God enables believers to do His will through grace. He enables us to endure hardships for the sake of the Gospel through grace. He enables us to be strong and full of joy in the midst of life’s difficulties through grace.

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV).

God’s grace is sufficient to forgive the sins we commit after becoming believers. Now, this doesn’t mean that we can deliberately sin over and over again (Romans 6:15). But when we do sin, God will wipe our slate clean…again. (1 John 1:9).