Romans 3:23-25 “For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times.”
Living by grace is not easy. Everything around our lives screams un-grace. The jobs we work – so many of the relationships which surround us – are not grace filled. They are all about earning and punishment when we mess up. Grace.