Amazing grace - Daily Bread


Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. – Romans 5:20

In the 1700s John Newton went to sea with his father on a merchant ship. Soon after his father retired, Newton was pressed into service on a warship. Facing intolerable conditions, he deserted and later requested a transfer to a slave ship that was soon to set sail for Africa.

Newton hardened himself to the trafficking of human beings, and eventually he became captain of his own slave ship. On May 10, 1748, however, his life was changed forever. His ship encountered a terrifying, violent storm. Just as it seemed that the vessel would sink. Newton cried aloud, "Lord, have mercy upon us!"

That night in his cabin, he began to reflect upon God’s mercy. Through faith in Christ’s sacrifice for him, John Newton experienced God’s amazing grace in a personal way. In time, he left the slave trade and entered Christian ministry. Although he became a preacher of the gospel, he is most remembered for his much-loved hymn Amazing Grace. It’s an amazing testimony of his own experience.

God’s Spirit convicts us of sin and gives us the power to forsake it. When we receive Christ as our Savior. He does for us what we are powerless to do in our own strength. That’s amazing grace. – Dennis Fisher

Amazing grace – how sweet the sound –
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see. – Newton

READ: Ephesians 2:1-10

God claims by grace those who have no claim to grace.

The Bible in one year:

• Ezekiel 30-32
• 1 Peter 4


kyels said...

David, how was the game naman?

And well, I love the song Amazing Grace, it's beautiful.