Monday, August 15, 2011

His Mercy Poured Out on Us

photo © karimcgrath 2011

I read this this morning in my quiet time and was so encouraged by it. According to His own mercy He saved us. It's nothing we have done, not our good acts, not our striving for "righteousness." It's all Him. What freedom and joy that brings my heart!

"For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hurting one another. But, when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:3-7)

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