Rich in Mercy

Day six brings us to one of my favorite passages in all of Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10.

1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.b 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

When I read through I can’t help but think about what Christ has done in my life and the mercy he has shown me. If it were not for verse 4, then I would still be dead in my sins.Mercy is not getting what I do deserve. I deserved death and punishment for my sin, but God is rich and mercy and through Jesus, saved me.

Read through Ephesians 2:1-10 and and replace the plural (we, us) with your name. Read through this passage with your story in mind and never forget that Christ not only saved your from something, he saved you for something (2:10).

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