Read Ephesians 2:8 –

The world can be very performance based, be it sports, academics or socially. Point is, we are always driven to perform. And there’s a thin line between who you really are and how you perform. We can easily base our identities on our performance.

This verse however shows us the power of God and salvation, and the miracle it truly is. God says, His love for you, is all He needs to save you because our performance will never be good enough.
How powerful it is to know that the grace of God carries us where our performance fails us.



Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.



Look into Psalm 145:8-9 (

Do you find it tough to be gracious and compassionate? Are you easily frustrated with friends and family? Do your teachers sometimes get to you, to a point where you are unable to act out the “slow to anger” characteristic? Do you find that it’s really hard to love people, just because?

Verse 8 says, “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Verse 9 says “He is good to all” – What a brilliant explanation of a major aspect of God’s character! Isn’t it good to know God is compassionate, gracious, is patient with us and loves no matter what!



What about us – P!nk

In P!nk’s song What About Us, she sings about a brokenness and a need for change. The song is asking for a solution to a problem. As Christ-followers we were “problems that wanted to be solved and we were children that needed to be loved”.

Romans 3:23 states how we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. However, unlike the song, we have a solution (v24) “all are justified freely by His grace through redemption that came by Christ Jesus”. Which will be the sound track to your life? Pain, hurt and confusion like P!nk? Or the healing, love and peace given freely by Christ?

Read Romans 3:23-24 here –