Scandalous Grace

“…where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”   Romans 5:20,21

 

I just read an article at Stuff Christians Like on grace that speaks of the limitless, boundless grace God makes available to all of us.  The author, Jon Acuff, sought to answer the question, “Do you feel like some people take grace too far?”  Here’s an excerpt:

We establish a limit to grace and God’s love. We start to draw boundary lines on grace and it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing happen.

There was a guy in the Bible who was the worst. He was such a failure. He lied once and got an entire village murdered as a result. A priest and his family were killed because of his lies. He committed adultery. He cheated. He trusted in his own strength instead of the Lord’s. And when he did, when he failed, thousands and thousands of people died as a result. His family suffered from incest and murder and his hands were so covered with wrongfully shed blood that eventually God wouldn’t let him do something really important.

…So how is he referred to in the Bible?   Here is what God says about him:

         “I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart.”

…How can God say these things?

Because grace is scandalous.

I think God knew the risk that we’d misunderstand grace and try to take advantage of it. I think he knew we’d try to find the limits of it with our sinfulness. Which is why he made it limitless, which is why he made grace infinite and never ending.

Please check out the entire article HERE.  I think you’ll be blessed..and humbly thankful for the Lord’s infinite, scandalous Grace!

2 thoughts on “Scandalous Grace

  1. Linda,

    Thank you for drawing my attention to grace in such a way. I have never thought of it like that before. I realize now more than ever, that grace is something I cannot beat God for since, it is undeserving favor to me in the first place. Without His extension of grace to men, we would not even come near to understand how deep, wide and high is His love for us. Yes, I pray that I will never take this scandalous grace for granted.

    God bless and keep you as you wait on Him.

    Love and hugs,

    Gladwell

  2. Gladwell,
    Yes, as the song says, your “grace is enough!” But hard to believe, and even more difficult to accept at times.
    Praying for you in this transition time! We’re in the midst of some change ourselves, so we can encourage and support each other! Blessings to you and your fam, Linda

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