Reason to SMILE #176: GRACE
John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God’s grace is not restricted to those who are powerful, those who are rich, those who come from the right neighborhood or those who behave a certain way. God’s grace is freely given to ALL who believe.
So why is the grace we choose to show limited to only a select few?
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Matthew 7:1-2 (ESV) Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
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