[b]Grace, grace![/b](Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)"That no flesh should glory in His presence." 1 Corinthians 1:29God does not look for any goodness or merit in the creature to draw His love--but He will justify, pardon, and save for His name's sake. All the motives which move God to show mercy are in His own bosom.Salvation is only from free grace, and not from anything good in us, or done by us.God is free to bestow His promises upon whomever He pleases.He often steps over the rich, and chooses the poor; He often steps over the learned, and chooses the ignorant; He often steps over the strong, and chooses the weak; He often steps over the sweet nature, and chooses the wicked nature; He often steps over the noble, and chooses the vile; etc.,that no flesh may glory, and that all may shout out "Grace, grace!""By the grace of God I am what I am!" 1 Corinthians 15:10
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
If we all take a good look at ourselves in the mirror of God's word, we should have nothing to glory in at all.We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. And recognise, but for the grace of God, we would confined to a hellish eternity without any way of ever entering God's presence again. What a horrific punishment!And there are so many out there who are about to enter that lost eternity. Even as we read these words.Endeavour to reach the lost. If, like God, we are not willing that any should perish, but come to repentance, we'll do what we can to reach them.God bless.