Top 10 Countdown: #6

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #6. Ponder it deep in your heart and then thank God for his astonishing, astounding, AMAZING grace.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

Here are some of my all-time favorite GRACE-full quotes from theologians throughout the ages:

Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues. (John Stott)

Grace is what all need, what none can merit and what God alone can give. (George Barlow)

Justice is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace is getting what you do not deserve. (Stuart Briscoe)

Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind. (A.W. Tozer)

The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes and straightens me out. (D.L. Moody)

Grace is what the New Testament is all about. (J.I. Packer)

And here are the words to one of the world’s most GRACE-full hymns. Sing ’em right now from the bottom of your heart:

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.



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