Friday, August 8, 2008

Grace

"The word ['grace' in the Old Testament] means kindness and graciousness in general -- that is, where there is no particular tie or relationship between the parties concerned. Further, it is shown by a superior to an inferior, and there is no obligation on the part of the superior to show this kindness."

N. H. Snaith, "Grace," in Alan Richardson, A Theological Wordbook of the Bible, page 100.

If God finds incentives for grace within himself, then nothing in us can disqualify us from his grace.