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September 22 – Received, Not Earned


“For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you Boast as if you had not Received it?  1 Corinthians 4:7 (NASB)


Do we have any recourse or platform from which we can claim superiority over others in receiving God’s forgiveness and eternal life.  As believers in Christ we know that what we have, we received from God.  We also know that in receiving God’s free grace to be saved we have nothing to boast about how we were saved. But this is a challenging position to hold. We have no claim to how that was done. We are offered unending opportunities to boast of being most loyal customer. Loyalty points boost us to the front of the line and we kind of take pride in that, right? Being a Group 1 is so much better than Group 3 or 4 when boarding an airplane, isn’t it?  What it really means is maybe convenience. Buy into a favored club to get first option at a movie? The movie will start at the same time for all. Grace is not a loyalty plan. No Group 1, 2, 3, or 4 matter.  Maybe we can boast is some  things, but not about our salvation. It was given, we received it and no effort on our part gained it for us. 


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September 22 – Received, Not Earned

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