The Beatitudes: Day 13

Grace Day


Today's Text: Ephesians 2:4-5

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses.
— Ephesians 2:4-5 SRT-Beatitudes-Instagram13s

  • Grace is one of my favorite words. It brings hope and encouragement.

  • My heart is clinging to “rich in mercy.”

  • I love how my study bible expands on it: “The penalty of sin and its power over our lives was destroyed by Christ on the cross. Paul has already stated that through faith in Christ we stand acquitted not guilty before God. God does not take us out of the world and make us robots – we will still feel like sinning, and sometimes we will sin. The difference is that before we became Christians we were slaves to our sinful nature, but now we can choose to live for Christ.

    I’ve started visualizing what Christ did on the cross for my sins….when I feel tempted to sin or am having sinful thoughts….I visualize a post-it note w my sin and I pin it right back up on the cross. Why do I keep taking those post-its down? They belong on the cross…They are dead, he broke the vicious cycle… he died for our sins. It humbles me every time. Thank you Jesus!

  • It is all because of His great love for us! Thank you Jesus!

  • churchmouse

    In the study guide, the Scripture ends with “… though we were dead in trespasses.” But in my version of the Bible it ends with “-by grace you have been saved.” Because that was omitted, I just wrote it in myself. “By grace you have been saved.” “By grace you have been saved.” That right there encourages thanks – living more than just thanks – giving. Though I was dead in my sins, by grace I have been saved. That right there is Gospel Truth. Let me write that down in bold letters. Thank you SRT for making me do just that. Good stuff!

    • Ashley

      This is a great example of why we must study and share the word. There is so much to be learned by absorbing everything that you can. You found more to the message! Amen! Make it BOLD.

  • God is so good!

  • Yay!!! So happy for you and your husband Megan!!!

  • Megan Taylor

    Sisters, thank you so much for your prayers. By the awesome grace of God my husband got the job he was hoping for! Please help me in praising our savior for his faithfulness and provision!

    • Lesley

      That’s wonderful news! Thanks for letting us know.

    • churchmouse

      Doing the happy dance for you! Thank you for letting us know. May this be the first of many blessings!

    • Cecilia

      Yayyyy!!!! It’s so great to hear! Glory to God!

    • Samone

      God’s will and grace was done! We are praying for the same thing right now. How wonderful you both have been blessed in this way. May you continually be blessed by this door opening.

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