Perhaps the two sweetest words in the whole Bible are found here, “But God. ” In the verse just preceding, it is stated that believers were “children of wrath even as others” before their conversion. But God had a great Love for them, which led Him to “quicken, ” that is “raise to life, ” those who were dead spiritually. Paul then adds emphatically, “by grace you are saved.”
And we pray:
May we say with conviction, O Lord, that old Christian saying, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” May we recognize that it was Your saving Love that made the difference with us. We were dead to God, unable to respond properly to Him. But Your Love laid hold on us, Lord, and You imparted to us life. And we know that Yours is a Love that will not let us go. Amen.