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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Grace of God Cannot Be Extinguished

[Sorry about no posting yesterday. High-speed Internet access was down from 3:30 am until sometime last night! All day!!]

"And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 1:14)

We should be keenly aware that the living God can no more hid His grace than the sun can hide its brightness!

We must keep in mind also that the grace of God is infinite and eternal. Being an attribute of God, it is as boundless as infinitude!

The Old Testament is indeed a book of law, but not of law only. Before the great flood Noah "found grace in the eyes of the Lord," and after the law was given God said to Moses, "Thou hast found grace in my sight."

There was never a time when the law did not represent the will of God for mankind nor a time when the violation of it did not bring its own penalty, though God was patient and sometimes "winked" at wrongdoing because of the ignorance of the people.

The great source and spring of Christian morality is the love of Christ Himself, not the law of Moses; nevertheless there has been no abrogation of the principles of morality contained in the law. The grace of God made sainthood possible in Old Testament days just as it does today!

God has promised that He will always be Himself. Men may flee from the sunlight to dark and musty caves on the earth, but they cannot put out the sum. So men may in any dispensation despise the grace of God, but they cannot extinguish it!

~A. W. Tozer~

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