Edited by Uncle Dee
and Aunt Sandy
A common definition describes grace as the unmerited
favor of God.
The word is used most often in the phrase favor
in your (God's) sight or in
the eyes of the Lord.
Jesus is never quoted as using the word grace, but
his teaching is full of the unmerited favor of God.
"But because of his great love
for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even
when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have
been saved." (Ephesians 2:4,5)
In the parable of the prodigal son, favor is
extended to one who did not deserve favor...other than the fact
that he asked in humility and repentance to be shown favor.