A Badge of Grace

Have you ever seen a Boy Scout display his merit badges? He has a right to be proud. every one of the badges is proof he has done or learned something special. He worked hard to earn those badges. They are his because of merit.

 The Christian idea of grace could be defined as “unmerited favor” — the opposite of a merit badge.

Jesus did the work to bring us salvation, yet He offers us the prize: forgiveness! That is grace.

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