1/11/2019 5:42:08 AM
Are there limits to God's Grace? Looking at Old Testament Scripture some may argue that there may be. There are many accounts of God's wrath being poured out on sinful man. An example of such wrath is in Genesis 13:10-13 when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because "the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord." I would argue that God's punishment is an example of His Love for mankind, and not limits to His Grace.
Grace is undeserved, unmerited, favor found in God's goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, His divine favor. The principal manifestation of God's grace has been in the form of a gift. Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." Salvation is not our achievement, but it is a gift from God. That truth is made stronger by contrast. It is 'not of ourselves' and "not of works."
Salvation is indeed the most extraordinary expression of God's limitless grace.
Pastor Paul Cook