God’s grace is crazy and unfair
Updated: Jan 27
The fact that God’s grace is crazy and unfair was brought home very strongly to me recently. I was in a conversation with a fellow student from my old high school. The conversation revolved around Australia’s most notorious serial killer and his turning up uninvited at parties and the yet unsolved crime of the suspicious disappearance of one of the girls from the school at the time the serial killer was living across the road from the school.
We then talked about one of the students who had killed another student, his imprisonment and subsequent conversion to Jesus. My fellow student remarked that the murderer thinks he has gotten away with it but when he is released, somebody will remind him of his crime.
What my non-Christian fellow student doesn’t realise is that the repentant killer has gotten away with it! Certainly he may reap the present day results of his actions but in eternity he has gotten away with this heinous crime, simply because he turned to Jesus and repented.
It’s unfair, yes, but God is unfair like that. He doesn’t remember any of our sins once we repent. He doesn’t hold anything against us if we repent, and let’s face it, we are all guilty of crimes we wouldn’t want anyone to know about. I know that because that is exactly what the Bible says!
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23) and in case you aren’t clear on the punishment you deserve the Bible says: “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
It can’t get any clearer than that: you sin – you die.
But did you notice that little add on, “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord“? This simply means that if you accept the gift of God given to us through Jesus, then you will live eternally. That’s why I said that God’s grace is crazy and unfair!
Thank you, Father God, for not punishing me according to my sins but forgiving me through the life and death of Jesus. I am forever grateful to You Lord. Bless your name forever.
Quotes from NKJV.