So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness towards us as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
We were once dead in our sins, just like the rest of the world, captive to the devil. We used to live by our fleshly desires and were subject to God’s wrath.
But God reached down to us in grace, giving us life when He raised Christ from the dead. He will point to us in future ages as examples of the wealth of His grace.
We are saved by grace, not by our own deeds. He has created us in Christ to do good deeds.
It is all grace!
We have not earned our salvation. God saved us by grace to be an example to future generations. That is not as impressive as it may sound- “I saved him/her from his/her sinful lifestyle so I can certainly save a lesser sinner like you!”
We are not saved BY our good deeds as so many people think. The truth is that nobody is that good! No, we are saved FOR good deeds, saved for a life of loving holy living.
The legendary sinner becomes a legendary saint, all by the grace of God.
Lord, without your grace I can do no good thing. Without your grace I would be on the way to hell. Thank you for saving me through Jesus Christ, Amen