Memorize Ephesians 2:4-5
From Thomas Weeks
At a previous church, I taught children’s church. I would tell the kids often that my favorite word in the Bible was ‘but’. This got them giggling, for obvious reasons, but I wasn’t only joking. Here, in this passage, ‘but’ marks a shift from me to God and declares the good news of the gospel so clearly.
As we learned last week, we were dead…dead! We were wallowing and walking in sin, and were by nature children of wrath. This all sounds like such terrible news, and were we to stop reading there, it would be. However, if we continue on, we read “But God…”, and go on to discover the love and mercy that are found in God, our Savior.
There is nothing that you or I could ever do that could make us alive together with Christ. It is dependent upon who God is, upon His merciful character and the great love with which He loves us! In spite of who we were by nature and all that we had done in rebellion against Him, He has saved us by His grace! This is good news!
Let’s memorize, adore, and proclaim this together.