4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
The Greek word for exceeding is hyperballō. We see the word “hyper” a lot with God. Here it is a hyper throw. When He throws the ball, it far exceeds expectations. It excels all imagination or what you can even think about.
Here it is the exceeding riches of grace. This is hyper-grace. Today among many church circles that word is a bad term for grace people. But to the grace people it is the exceeding riches of His grace toward us all because of the finished work of Jesus.
What is hyper to God? I remember as a kid reading Scrooge Mcduck comic books where he would take is daily swim in a room filled with gold coins. He’d be diving through them and throwing them around. No one could have rooms of gold like that or could they? Everything with God is abundance. Look at John 10:10. The thief steals and tries to keep us poor in mind as well as finances. What did Jesus come to give? He came to give abundance.
God wants to display this countless, boundless, unlimited, and never-ending riches of His grace. Grace is God’s kindness to us. “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared” (Titus 3:4). Too often we think of kindness as not being bad toward others. But it’s rather an act of goodness. It is an expression of good through actions. Today we hear of “acts of kindness.” God initiated the greatest act of kindness by sending Jesus to be our Savior.
We were dead in sins, but God did not leave us that way. Through His amazing grace He has shown us His amazing kindness.