Ephesians 1:7-8 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
This verse was part of my daily Bible reading yesterday. What a picture of God’s love for us! The word “lavish” is such a descriptive word. It reminds me of a day at the spa or a decadent dessert…just lavishness from the normal day! Luxury at it’s finest…lavish!
The dictionary defines lavish as: 1. expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion: lavish spending.
2. using or giving in great amounts; prodigal: lavish of his time; lavish of affection. 3. to expend or give in great amounts or without limit: to lavish gifts on a person.
And that is how the creator of the universe gives out grace and forgiveness! And yet, we wallow in our shortcomings and our sins. What a waste! It’s like sitting at that spa sulking in a corner, while people are standing ready to spoil you rotten…even if you don’t deserve it! We serve a God who wants a love relationship with us…one where He is free to back up the dumptruck of adoration on you. If we could truly accept that love and forgiveness, it actually makes it much easier to fight against that sin in our lives. When that dumptruck unloads goodness and mercy into your heart, all you want to do is give love and obedience right back to HIM!
So, go ahead, open your hearts to God’s precious grace. I guarantee that you’ll never be the same.