This week’s memory passage from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Ephesians 2:4-5. These verses tells us that God, being rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even while we were dead in our transgressions, because of His great love for us, and that it is by grace that we have been saved.
Our God is rich in mercy. Even while we were dead in our transgressions, God made us alive with Christ. Why did He do this? It was because of His great love for us, which He demonstrated by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). Though we had each turned to our own way, He laid upon His dearly loved Son all of our iniquity (Isaiah 53:6). How great is love that would prompt such an action! We truly are loved more than we could ever imagine!
It is by God’s amazing grace that we have been saved. It is not through our own efforts or our personal merit. Even our acts of righteousness are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). We have been saved not because of anything that we have done, but rather what Christ has done for us. Our part is simply to reach out and receive, through faith, the salvation He offers us as a free gift of His grace (Ephesians 2:8).
Because of God’s great love for us, we have been made alive with Christ. We are saved by His wonderful grace. Such love and grace truly are unequaled, and to be found only in our Heavenly Father!
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