The Grace of God


"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men." - Titus 2:11

In the late 1800's at the North Orange Baptist Church in Orange, New Jersey, an interesting thing happened one Sunday. It was the church where the great American businessman Samuel Colgate was a member. During an evangelistic campaign a prostitute came forward and confessed her sins. She was broken-hearted and wept openly. She asked God to save her soul and expressed a desire to join the church. "I'll gladly sit in some back corner," she said. The preacher hesitated to call for a motion to accept her into membership, and for a few moments the silence was oppressive. Finally, a member stood up and suggested that action on her request be postponed. At that point, Mr. Colgate arose in her defense and said with an undertone of sarcasm, "I guess we blundered when we prayed that the Lord would save sinners. We forgot to specify WHAT KIND. We'd better ask Him to forgive us for this oversight. The Holy Spirit has touched this woman and made her truly repentant, but apparently the Lord doesn't understand she isn't the type we want Him to rescue." Many in the congregation blushed with shame. Another motion was made and the woman was unanimously received into the fellowship.

The grace of God brings salvation to all who receive Jesus Christ. Are you showing partiality against someone who has sinned a particular sin? Today in prayer, thank Christ for His grace .

"Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace." - Jerry Bridges

God's Word: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." - Romans 3:23-24

By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2001, Devotional E-Mail DEVOTIONS IN TITUS, PHILEMON, AND JUDE

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