Grace

From Rags to Robes

Though He [Christ Jesus] was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor. 2 Corinthians 8:9

All people come into this world empty handed, and that is also the way they will leave. Job writes, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart" (Job 1:21). Saint Paul echoes the same truth: "We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it" (1 Timothy 6:7). The rich man who had himself buried in his solid gold Cadillac, of course, left it behind. 

The Debts are Paid

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Galatians 3:13

What shall a country do when prisons overflow with convicts? It is said that England, by the year 1789, had deported to Australia 160,000 people with prison records. Some had been imprisoned because they couldn't pay their debts. In the new world they could get another start. 

Eternal Life – by Grace

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'" Matthew 25:34

Our Lord’s self-identification with the needy as “the least of these brothers of Mine” (Matthew 25:40), is readily understood and deeply appreciated. Jesus calls for good works in a most appealing way. Some have sought to find support here for their belief that acceptance with God rests not only on faith but also on good works.