Grace Over Fairness

In order to untangle us from the web we had spun for ourselves, God had to do something very unfair. He had to send his son to this earth to die for sins he didn’t commit.

Is Christianity fair? It is certainly not fair to God.

Christians believe that God sent his son to die for your sins and mine. Fairness would demand that we die for our own sins. But the good news is that God opted for grace and mercy over fairness. Excerpted from How Good is Good Enough? ~Andy Stanley

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man [Adam], how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life   through the one man, Jesus Christ!” ~ Romans 5:17 (NIV)

As a new day and a new week begins, I am grateful for God’s lavish grace! May we be overwhelmed by it today!

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© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.

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