What good would a Calvary-lead couponing blog be without the Bible from time to time? I’m going to start sharing a portion of scripture once per week, on Mondays, and throughout the week I’ll share insights on it as I find them. My readers can keep this scripture in MIND throughout the week and (hopefully) be MINDFUL of it 🙂 To start us off, I’ll use my favorite scripture of all time 🙂
The scripture for this week I’ll be sharing devotions for is Ephesians 2:8-9:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
Today’s devotion based on this scripture is from KeepBelieving.com :
The whole gospel message can be summed up in just six words…
“The six words come in three sets of two words each—the first from verse 1, the second from verse 4, and the third from verse 8.
You were—verse 1
But God—verse 4
Through faith—verse 8
The first two words describe our true condition apart from God’s grace. The words “you were” describe not only what we used to be, they also describe the current condition of everyone in the world who is not saved. That condition, as we will see in a few moments, is truly hopeless.
The second two words tell us how grace works. The phrase “but God” announces the world’s greatest rescue mission when the Creator took on human flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ to perform the work of salvation.
The final two words explain how we come into contact with God’s grace. It is “through faith” and only through faith. It is not faith plus works or faith plus anything else. It is faith alone that brings the blessings of grace to us.
Rightly understood, the whole gospel is in those six words: You were…But God…Through faith. God made it simple so that anyone could understand it and so all of us could share it with someone else.”
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