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The Lord Is Gracious

God gave up His son Jesus so that we might live. His sacrifice opened salvation to all those who call on His name. How merciful He truly is to want to give so much in order to save us from the penalty of sin, which is death. God verily, verily is gracious in all His ways.

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.

(Psalms 103:8-9)

God loves us no matter what we have done. There is no sin He could not forgive. He eagerly waits for us to come before him, drop to our knees and confess our wrongdoings. His pardon is from everlasting to everlasting. He remembers not the evil we have committed against Him.

For as often as we come before the Lord and turn away from our transgressions, He will absolve us. Moreover doing so, we become righteous, not because of anything we do, but because God is willing to extend his mercy so that His righteousness makes us perfect.

Oh, how wonderful God is to have given us his grace in such a way that we are no longer dead to sin, but alive with His spirit dwelling in us. All glory belongs to Him, who reigns supreme above all things and blesses us with life.

Truly, the Lord is Gracious.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

12 thoughts on “The Lord Is Gracious

    1. Hello brother Adeṣola, in the context of Romans 6:11, I can see why “no longer dead to sin” would be confusing. However, looking to Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” the inspiration to God’s wonderful plan of salvation comes alive.

      Since the penalty of sin is death, having God’s spirit dwelling in us, God redeemed us through Christ’s sacrifice, and we now have salvation. We no longer have to worry about the penalty of sin, which is death, for God bought us with a price. Sin no longer has dominion over us. Therefore, where we were once dead to sin, we are now alive in Christ our Lord.

      Blessings always!

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