11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Jesus did not suffer and die to offer cheap grace. He did not willingly go to the cross so we could have an easy life or offer a faith built on easy-believism. As someone said, “Salvation is free, but not cheap.” It cost Jesus His life.
The grace of God has been tested in the crucible of human experience and has been found to be more than an equal for the problems and sins of humanity. Throughout Scripture we read of warnings preceding disaster. Such alerts from God are part of His grace and provision.
The motive of grace is the infinite, compassionate love of a merciful God. Those who receive this most wonderful gift make up the true church of Jesus Christ.