1 Kings 10:1-29; Jeremiah 18:1-23; Philippians 3:1-4:1
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being
justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24
What a contrast between these two verses. We have all fallen
short of the glory of God. But now freely (without a cause) we
have redemption. The source of this salvation is entirely the Lord.
It is freely from Him, by Him and for Him—salvation without a
cause. We were poor lost sinners before Him and yet out of His
mercy and goodness alone, He saved us. —Harold G. Smith
And can it be that I should gain,
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued? —Charles Wesley