Grace — The Whole Glory of Salvation
Consider this exposition from Martyn Lloyd-Jones and again be reminded of how amazing God’s grace is.
“…we are Christians entirely and solely as the result of the grace of God. Let us remind ourselves once more that ‘grace’ means unmerited, undeserved favour. It is an action which arises entirely from the gracious character of God. So the fundamental proposition is that salvation is something that comes to us entirely from God’s side. What is still more important is this, that it not only comes from God’s side, it comes to us in spite of ourselves—’unmerited’ favour…
Salvation is not in any sense God’s response to anything in us. It is not something that we in any sense deserve or merit. The whole essence of the teaching at this point, and everywhere in all the New Testament, is that we have no sort or kind of right whatsoever to salvation, that the whole glory of salvation is, that though we deserved nothing but punishment and hell and banishment out of the sight of God to all eternity, yet God, of His own love and grace and wondrous mercy, has granted us this salvation. Now that is the entire meaning of this term ‘grace’.”
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God’s Way of Reconciliation: An Exposition of Ephesians 2 (p. 130)
As I read the above quote today I was reminded of this terrific line from Sinclair Ferguson’s In Christ Alone:
“…the only thing of my very own which I contribute to my redemption is the sin from which I need to be redeemed.”
Think on these things today… reflect on God’s grace, the whole glory of salvation.