Sunday, 26 November 2017

By the Grace of God

In the 16th Century, John Bradford is alleged to have said these words:
"There by the grace of God goes John Bradford." 
It may seem a little strange that he was speaking these words about himself, but actually he was watching a group of prisoners being led to their execution. He recognised the potential for himself to be walking in their shoes. However, he saw the fact that he had been 'saved' as an act of God's GRACE. And I think he is right!

As I have reflected on many things of late, I keep coming back to that simple, yet profound truth. I am where I am, ONLY by the grace of God! Nothing more - nothing less!

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 

Acts 20:24 - However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

Living in Grace


Annette Symes said...

These are such profound words, Delme. Everytime I see a beggar on the street, or an old, old lady struggling to walk down the street ( in short - all the suffering we see on a daily basis), these words filter through my mind - there, but by the Grace of God, go I. I am often stupified by the fact that God loves me so much and that His Grace is so freely given to a sinner like me.

Delme Linscott said...

Thanks for the lovely insight Roger. God bless, Delme