“So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”
It is always a timely reminder to remember that we are purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. It never gets old. It is always the right time to hear it. It is what gives us hope. Jesus Christ died for our freedom from sinful bondage and slavery. Period.
Yet it was not a burden for God. It was His joy. It is because He is ‘so rich in kindness and grace’ that He purchased us with His own blood. Moreover, there is nothing we did to deserve it. Just grace, love, and kindness and more grace, love and kindness. So much so, that Paul uses the analogy of a shower to paint the picture of God’s kindness towards us. A shower analogy highlights the continual pouring, drenching and cleansing work of God’s grace in our life. There is no end to it. It pours over us and through us, cleanses us from our sin and still keeps drenching us with more grace, love and kindness.
That is worth praising God for..right?