By Grace, Through Faith

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To some, God’s Love covers all sin, but that simply isn’t true. It is God’s grace that covers all sin. God’s Love provided the Way to receive that grace. He is Love and that exudes from His every pore, and so He gave us Jesus. Jesus Christ and Him crucified is the only means by which we can receive His grace. It is our acceptance of Him and our repentance from sin that saves us. God cleanses us and bathes us in His Love, but only through Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

We can see that God loves the world so much throughout the Bible, so much that He patiently gives opportunity after opportunity for repentance and acceptance of Christ. But, though He loves all of His creation, grace is for man alone. We can thusly look at the Love of God has given toward Lucifer, son of the morning, God’s angel designed for worship, leader of multitudes of angels in worshipping the Lord, even after he had committed sin, becoming an abomination of who he once was in the form of Satan, and continues to draw men away from the Lord, our God.

“Thus says the Lord GOD:

You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till iniquity was found in you.
By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.
Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.
You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
You have become a horror,
And shall be no more forever.”
Ezekiel 28:12-19

God still addresses Lucifer as His covering cherub, as an angel. He still loves his created being Lucifer, yet, His Love cannot save him. Satan will not be redeemed. Only God can understand the reasoning behind saving mankind and not saving angels, but to that I can only reply, praise God that He made a Way for me, and for you, and for any man, woman, or child who will believe!

Thank You, God, for Your Loving kindness in creating me. Thank You for Your Love towards me even while I was sinning, and even as I am still a broken man, awaiting glorification. Thank You, God, for Your Son Jesus Christ, through Whom is the redemption of sin. Thank You for the Love in making the Way to Your Presence forevermore. Thank You, Jesus, for dying on the cross and providing for me the opportunity to choose You and become an adopted member of Your family.

I choose You, Lord, and accept the grace you’ve given through faith in what You’ve done because of Who You are and Your immeasurable Love toward Your creation.

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