This Is Grace

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Grace is more than mercy and love. It super-adds to them. It denotes, not simply love, but the love of a sovereign, transcendent Superior. One that may do what He will. That may wholly choose whether He will love or no. Now God, who is an infinite Sovereign, who might have chosen whether ever He would love us or no; for Him to love us, this is Grace.

– Thomas Goodwin
(1600 – 1680)

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Published in: on 06/23/2019 at 18:37  Leave a Comment  
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Both love and truth are vital

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Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.

God’s saving love in Christ, however,
is marked by both radical truthfulness
about who we are and yet also radical,
unconditional commitment to us.

The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God’s mercy and grace.

–Timothy Keller

Future harvest

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Expect the seeds you sow
of mercy, grace and justice
to appear as life in the
new heaven and new earth,
one Day.

–Scotty Smith

More than enough

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God has got more mercy
than you’ve got mess.

–Bryan Loritts

Published in: on 03/23/2013 at 5:52  Leave a Comment  
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