Grace Unlimited (Sat. July 2)

The word of the day is “only.” Tribalism is found throughout human society. Humans favor their own group however they define it, and they distinguish themselves from other such groupings. Thus, it seems natural to believe that the scope of God’s concern is limited to one’s own circle. However, in today’s reading of Romans 3:28-4:3, we hear an important question, “Is He the God of the Jews only?” (Romans 3:29). Today we reflect on Paul’s reasoning that salvation must be by faith if it is to be offered to all. We will find that this thinking requires that the church and its members play a key role in the divine plan of salvation. As we reflect on Paul’s question of…

Grace Unlimited: Salvation by Faith Is for All (Sat. July 10)

The word of the day is “only.”  Tribalism is found throughout human society.  Humans favor their own group however they define it.  And they distinguish themselves from other such groupings.  Thus, it seems natural to believe that the scope of God’s concern is concentrated on one’s own associations.  However, in today’s reading of Romans 3:28-4:3, we hear an important question, “Is He the God of the Jews only?” (Romans 3:29).  Today we reflect on Paul’s reasoning that salvation must be by faith if it to be offered to all.  We will find that this thinking requires that the church and its members to play a key role in the divine plan of salvation. As we reflect on Paul’s question of…