The sons of God see the grace of God running through the whole of our history from eternity past to eternity future. From our election in ages past to the revelation of God's sons in glory, IT IS ALL OF GRACE! At no point can you direct your finger and say, "I earned this, I merited this, or I deserved this."
1. IT WAS COVENANT GRACE THAT CHOSE US. Read 2 Timothy 1:9. What is there about elective grace that makes men so angry? Why do they despise it so? It is the Word of God. It is the sinner's friend. If He had not chosen us, we would never have come to Him.
2. IT WAS INVINCIBLE GRACE THAT PURSUED US Read Galatiansl:15. I don't know who you are or where you are; but if you are one of His own, He will have you willingly and lovingly.
3. IT WAS REDEEMING GRACE THAT SAVED US. Read Ephesians 2:8. All that the law required, all that holiness demanded, and all that justice expected was supplied in and by Christ. "The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth us from all sin."
4. IT IS PRESERVING GRACE THAT KEEPS US. Read Philippians 1:6. The Word of God teaches two things with regard to the security of the saved. In Jeremiah 32:40 we find that God will not forsake them and that they will not depart from Him. "The Lord will give grace and glory" (Psalm 84:11). Glory is nothing more than grace fully developed!
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