I recently attended a youth sporting event. Once I got there I realized that I had left my billfold at home. Having no money and no credit card left me feeling humbled. I could not purchase a bottle of water from the concession stand. I could not stop for gas on the way home. I felt needy and helpless.
That’s how we all should feel in the presence of God. We come before him spiritually penniless. We can purchase no favor from him. We cannot buy our way into good standing with the Lord. We are totally helpless and must completely rely on his grace and mercy.
Thankfully, through Jesus, God’s grace and mercy are available in abundance. God’s amazing grace is all we need to see us through!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”—Matthew 5:3.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”—Ephesians 2:9-10.