In his book Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love, Jerry Bridges writes:
‘If you are trusting to any degree in your own morality or religious attainments, or if you believe God will somehow recognise any of your good works as merit toward your salvation, you need to seriously consider if you are truly Christian.’
Strong words, but words faithful to what we have read in Romans 1–4. Our efforts to complete what God’s grace begins are not only futile, and betray our pride, but worst of all offend the Lord. Grace is absolutely free, or it is not at all.
If you are still unsure of God’s grace and our response by faith, treat yourself this week to re-read Romans 1–5. Enjoy the sweet peace and joy and assurance only the gospel of grace gives!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.