Mercy & Grace

Mercy is not receiving what I deserve. If I am pulled over for speeding, I deserve to receive a traffic ticket. However, if the police officer lets me go with a warning he has shown me mercy.

Grace is getting what I have not worked for. On my birthday I received some very thoughtful presents from my children. I didn't stand up and tell them, "What can I do for you to earn these wonderful gifts?" No, they were gifts given out of grace.

God has shown me His mercy in that I do not get what I deserve - seperation from Him because of my sins. He has also shown me His grace by giving me what I could not possibly earn - His unfailing love and eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7 "When God our Saviour revealed His kindness and love, He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Because of His grace He declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit life."

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