God’s amazing grace is simply amazing because it is an undeserved and free gift. It is the exact opposite of what we deserve; there is nothing we can do to earn or merit it. While God’s grace is free to all those who trust in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, it was purchased at great price. This grace abounds only because of the atoning death, burial and resurrection of Jesus; He died in our place. The wrath we deserved was poured out on God’s only begotten Son in order that we might be reconciled or made acceptable to God the Father who is holy, holy, holy to the superlative￼￼. He chooses not to look on sin; but because of the sacrificial death of Jesus, God looks on His children through grace-filled lens, seeing not our sin, but the righteousness of Christ. God’s amazing grace costs us nothing, BUT this same grace cost Jesus everything.
Let’s be clear, grace is more then pardon, it is power. John Piper put it this way, “Grace is the enabling of God not to sin; grace is power, not just pardon.” As non-believers, we cannot chose not to sin because we are spiritually dead. When we are made spiritually alive in Christ Jesus, only then are we able to choose not to sin. Grace is power enabling us not to sin (Romans 6:1).
God’s grace is so amazing because it orginates from the essence of His being and simply put, God is amazing!