God does not treat us as our sins deserve. Rather, God is a God of grace. One of the most frequently repeated statements about God in the Old Testament involves this attribute of grace: “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth” – Exodus 34:6. Countless times in the Old Testament, we see how God patiently and graciously dealt with sinners.
The word “grace” appears nearly 150 times in the Bible. It is a decidedly biblical concept. A good working definition of grace is: unmerited favour given by God to those who deserve His punishment.
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