Inherited Grace
February 7, 2013
Taking the Limits Off Grace
February 9, 2013
Inherited Grace
February 7, 2013
Taking the Limits Off Grace
February 9, 2013

The Riches of His Grace

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The morning sun peeking through the North Myrtle Beach clouds.

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7

The first few verses of Ephesians are alive with meaning. We see in this verse some great word studies. There is redemption, blood, forgiveness, and grace—all great themes of Christianity. For more study on redemption, see Dr. Jack’s Word Studies.

All three themes are woven into the riches of God’s grace. It is by grace through the shed blood of Jesus that we have redemption and forgiveness of sins.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb…” (Revelation 12:11) The blood of Jesus was the price paid. We are bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:20) Jesus sacrificed His life for our redemption. “…without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22) Every year Israel offered the shed blood of bulls and goats – but the blood of Jesus is forever.

Through His shed blood, we have redemption. God delivered us from the bondage of sin. He set us free by the blood of the New Testament. God has redeemed us through the blood of Jesus.

We have forgiveness. It would be unjust to forgive without a price paid for the transgression of God’s law. A penalty required payment. God had to step into time and space and become a man who could pay the penalty. Only God could do this as the sinless sacrifice. Our sins have been forgiven, past, present, and future—once and for all. There is no other sacrifice needed. There is no other cost to be paid. It is finished.

All these wonderful blessings are compliments of the grace of God. He paid the price. He forgave. He redeemed us. This is all the riches of His grace. PTL.