What’s so amazing about grace?
Grace, as I have come to learn, is free and unmerited favor given by God. It is pardon given to the sinner who only deserved wrath. Grace is receiving what we do not deserve. And grace is what salvation is for while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Christ died for us.
Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, willingly died a painful and humiliating death on the cross to take upon Himself what we should have suffered for our sins that we may be reconciled to God. See, we may not know it, but there is nothing we can do to save ourselves from the wages of our sins– death.
We can never stand on our own two feet before God and justify ourselves. We can never make ourselves good enough– not good works, not religion, not philosophy. Nothing. Only by grace and grace alone in Jesus Christ can sinners like us be forgiven and justified.
Salvation is found in no one else.