By Bobby Schuller, Hour of Power Pastor
“…and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
In Christianity, “We are saved by grace through faith.” But to say we are saved by grace does not mean we are saved by mercy or forgiveness through faith, although that is, of course, a piece of it. We’re sinners and we need forgiveness.
But more than that, we are saved by the pleasure, beauty, goodness, joy, and delight of God by faith. It’s by believing that God loves us, cares for us, wants the best for us, and has called us to something bigger than ourselves.
When we have faith in that belief and in the life of Jesus, himself, we are saved.
Prayer: Dear Lord, by accepting your unmerited grace and by accepting Jesus as my Savior, I know without a doubt that I will be spending eternity with you. Help me to answer your call to minister to others in ways I never could have dreamed. Amen.
Reflection: When Bobby says, “We are saved by the pleasure, beauty, goodness, joy, and delight of God by faith,” how does that apply to you?