Time for Grace-March 8, 2024

Time for Grace-March 8, 2024

2 Samuel 7:22

Therefore, you are great, Lord God, because there is none like you. There is no God except you, in keeping with everything we have heard with our ears.

Dear Heavenly Father,

In David’s prayer to You, he realized how insignificant he was compared to You. He asked, “Why would You look down on us people and show us any compassion?” We often look at ourselves, thinking we deserve everything we get for ourselves.

Especially as we look inward at ourselves, our pride pats us on the back, trying to convince us we have done so well. Looking closely at ourselves, we see how undeserving we are of Your love and mercy. But we must agree with David that this is hardly the case.

David’s Psalm (51:3) rings in our ears: “There is no one who does good. There is not even one.” Our sins corrupt everything we do; for You to continually love us despite ourselves demonstrates how great You truly are.

You established Your plan of salvation to remove our sins with the blood of Your Son so that all who believe in Him will have eternal life. Jesus has removed all our sins by his innocent life and holy death. Removing our sins shows the greatness of Your love and mercy for us. You, indeed, are a great God in all You do; You sustain and keep us in our lives and souls. We thank and praise You.

Let us also share Your greatness with those we live and work with daily. Please let our faith react to love You above all other things and to love our neighbors as ourselves, sharing Your forgiveness and mercy with them. We pray that faith will begin and grow in them so they will know and trust You and have eternal life. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Greatness can only be measured by achievement. God’s greatness is measured in his love for you. While you were still his enemy, Jesus came to earth to suffer and die in your place so that you could have eternal life through faith in Him.