The Marvelous Grace Of God
Grace is not merely an undeserved kindness to mortals. It is that mighty, eternal love-power in the nature of God which will gladly perform all things for us if we will let Him have half a chance.
God did not create us without our knowledge or consent and then thrust us out on our own into fearful jeopardy, arbitrarily making us fully liable for what might happen. He holds Himself responsible, for He made us and not we ourselves (Psa. 100:3).
The true Christian does not sing these lines of pagan bragadocia, "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." He professes rather, "It is God which worketh in me to will and to do all things." "By grace (the most mighty dynamic in the universe) are ye saved" (Eph. 2:8). We must not be content with trying to trace grace back toward God. We must so believe as to find grace at its source, in God, and then trace it outward from God toward "all men" (Titus 2:11).