Alexander the Great was the first world conqueror. He is also remembered as one of history’s most remarkable men.
Once while riding in his chariot he saw a poor beggar. Moved, he stopped, reached down and gave him several gold coins.
Surprised, his aide said, “Sir, copper coins would adequately meet a beggar’s need.”
“Oh!” said Alexander. “Copper coins would suit a beggar‘s need, but gold coins suit Alexander’s giving.”
What a perfect picture of the greatness of God’s grace. There may be times when we think we are not good enough for God’s grace or perhaps beyond the limits of His love. We may wonder if He will save someone as lowly or lonely, wretched or worthless as we sometimes feel. We may think that His salvation is for everyone except us.
Paul said that “God’s own Son died for us, was raised from the dead for us, is now interceding for us and no one or no thing can separate Him from us.”
If God gave His Son for us, He will not withhold any good thing from us. Often, in the scheme of things, we come to the conclusion that because of how we have lived or what we have done, His grace is insufficient rather than sufficient to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Not so!
Prayer: Father, in our moments of doubt and despair, may we reach out and up in faith, believing in Your love. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?