It’s hard to converse with people who mumble or whisper. There are two parts to a conversation: Speaking and listening. When we are having a conversation with God, listening is more important than speaking. Psalm 85:8 says, “I will listen to God the Lord. He has ordered peace for those who worship Him.” The nation of […]
In the past weeks, I’ve been going over some of the key words in our covenant relationship with God. Perhaps one of the most important words we use is grace.
Most of us have learned and maybe we even remember
This is great explanation of grace and the first one I could readily remember. However, it is a bit churchy sounding for many people.
Then there is the wonderful explanation: Unmerited favor. I love this simple explanation that encapsulates this amazing concept in two words.
However, trying to explain grace seemed harder than I had imagined. They didn’t grasp the whole acrostic idea. And while unmerited favor seems simple enough, even the members who remember the two-word definition could not explain what it meant.
Therefore, we worked our way into another definition that they understood and fully appreciated. Grace is receiving a gift we don’t deserve.
Receiving a gift we don’t deserve is not as catchy at the acrostic or as short as “unmerited favor” but our members understand it and have grasped its meaning.