Ephesian 2: 4-9 – 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
In business school, we were taught the “art” of team building. One of the words we were told to never say is “but” because it meant that we were not in agreement with what the other person was saying. The word “but” might not be acceptable in the business world, however, the Bible is entirely built upon the word “but” because that one word translated means God’s grace.
The word Grace means the unmerited favor of God toward man. In other words, it is not deserved, but given to us freely by God. When we fail God in action or word, we rely on God’s forgiveness and grace to bring us back to where we need to be. In other words, when we sin and confess our sins, we can rest assured that a “but God” is coming next. Two simple words, “but God” are our promise of His grace in our lives.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!