“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus”
Grace is most commonly defined as receiving something one doesn’t deserve.
This stipulates that grace is more about the giver than the receiver; which is really the story of the Gospel.
It is all about the grace of Christ. It is the grace of God that brings salvation to man.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men”
We see here that man didn’t work for salvation, it was brought to us; it is a gift – something we neither could have worked for nor earned.
This is a basic knowledge man must grasp as regards salvation.
Apostle Paul emphasized it in his epistle to the church in Ephesus:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”
We are saved by the grace of God, there’s no boasting here. We did not and could not have earned it. It was all of God.
He did the incarnation, the living, the dying, the resurrection and the ascension!
He did it all by himself, all in the person of Jesus Christ! It was all of God and none of man; and guess what? He did it for us! This is what grace is all about, it is done for the receiver!
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich”
2 Corinthians 8:9
All Jesus did was for our sake, He brought salvation to us; how amazing is that! Little wonder it is called Amazing Grace by believers around the world.