So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
Dr. Gerald Mann tells the story of how he got his doctorate in Greek. There were only six students in his class. The professor had never given anyone an “A.” On the first day, he held up a Greek textbook and to their amazement he announced, “I have already written your grades, and no matter how much you study or what you score—I have given every one of you an ‘A!’” Dr. Mann said, “Out of six students, five of us learned more Greek in that class than we ever thought possible. The other fellow just got by and never really applied himself.”
Here’s the point: Grace is the power to excel or the license to just get by, but either way you’re accepted! Why would God do things in such a way? Because He’s a Father! The love He gives us is unconditional, and only our unconditional love can satisfy Him. Amazing! Our God makes himself vulnerable to the rejection of His children. Maybe you are wondering, “How can I know if I truly love Him?” That’s easy: You’ll love your brother and sister (see 1 John 4:21); you’ll keep His commandments—all of them (see John 15:10); you’ll spend time with Him. David said, “My soul longs for thee” (Psalms 42:2).
WHY DON’T YOU TAKE TIME TODAY AND JUST TELL HIM HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HIM?