Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for God's amazing grace

"Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more" (Rom. 5:20, NKJV)

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the boundless grace of God. My sin is like a deep abyss. It's an infinite debt I cannot begin to repay. It's an incomprehensible offense against a holy God. Yet I know God has poured out His infinite grace upon me through His Son.

A.W. Tozer writes,

We can never know the enormity of our sin, neither is it necessary that we should. What we can know is that 'where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.' To 'abound' in sin: that is the worst and the most we could or can do. The word abound defines the limit of our finite abilities; and although we feel our iniquities rise over us like a mountain, the mountain, nevertheless, has definable boundaries: it is so large, so high, it weighs only this certain amount and no more. But who shall define the limitless grace of God? Its 'much more' plunges our thoughts into infinitude and confounds them there. All thanks be to God for grace abounding. (The Knowledge of the Holy, pp. 95-96)

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