You Are SO Loved
February 11, 2013
Jesus Loves Me
February 13, 2013
You Are SO Loved
February 11, 2013
Jesus Loves Me
February 13, 2013

The Exceeding Riches of His Grace

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Sunrise in Gordonsville, Virginia.

“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:7

As you may have guessed, (maybe you haven’t) I’m looking at grace in Ephesians. Paul is the Apostle of grace and has much to say about it.

“In the ages to come” could mean many things. I think the age started when Paul wrote this and stretches out forever; therefore, we are both in the ages to come now and will be in the next world to come. It is for us that He is showing the exceeding riches of His grace.

Shew is old English for show. Some have called this an unfulfilled prophecy, but who is it and when do we need to know the exceeding riches of His grace. It is while we are here on earth. That’s when we need to see His grace towards us. Paul doesn’t mean Jesus might or might not show us His grace. Although the subjunctive mood indicates some contingency, the action of the past through Jesus clearly allows Him to demonstrate to us the riches of His grace.

The fact of the riches of His grace is amazing enough but Paul calls it exceeding. That means the unlimited, immeasurable, super abundance of His grace. I just see heavenly dump trucks lined up as far as the eye can see ready to dump down the riches of His grace upon us.

He has done this in kindness and goodness towards us. Here we are once again reminded that God is good and kind. He is not mad at us. He does not send us trials for us to struggle though. He doesn’t send sickness or disease and He is not the author of any tragedy. He is kind. Kindness in the Old Testament was a covenant agreement with His people. He want to bless us if we will allow it through faith.

Of course, this is all by the grace of God through the finished work of Jesus the Anointed One. Through Him we can see the grace of God. That grace is toward us. We are the recipients of that amazing grace. This is the year of the grace of God being demonstrated in our lives.