I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. – Gal 2:21 (NLT)
As a kid I never could understand why my mom got so excited about an old set of Nancy Drew books she had. She wanted me to look at them and read them. The books smelled musty and old, the pictures were outdated and honestly, I really wanted nothing to do with them. However, to my mom, they were valuable because she had one of the first sets ever printed. To me, they were meaningless because I didn’t understand the value of owning original copies of the books.
A lot of the time, we treat the grace of God the same way. We haven’t taken time to find out it’s value in our lives and so it becomes meaningless to us.
Jesus came to the earth to take away our sins and to make us right with God. If our sins could be removed by following the Old Testament law, or doing good works, then there was no need for Jesus to come. What Jesus did was given to us freely. We didn’t have to earn it, we simply have to believe in Jesus. The grace of God isn’t based on what we can do, but rather in what Jesus has already done.
This should free us up to love God more and devote our lives in a deeper way to Jesus. Don’t let what Jesus did become meaningless in your life. Choose to spend some time thinking about God’s grace today!