Soul Food for Friday: Quotes of God’s Amazing Grace

John Newton’s words, Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but not am found–was blind but now I see” have always inspired me with the wonders of grace. May this week’s Soul Food for Friday feed your soul with God’s Amazing Grace!

“Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to the rescue, God giving Himself generously in and through Jesus Christ.” — John Stott

“Grace is the good pleasure of God, which causes him to best benefit upon the undeserving.” — A. W. Tozer

“Grace is the key to it all. It is not our lavish good deeds that procure salvation, but God’s lavish love and mercy. That is why the poor are as acceptable before God as the rich. It is the generosity of God, the freeness of His salvation, that lays the foundation for the society of justice for all.” — Tim Keller

“The grace of God is, in my mind, like a key that comes from time to time and unlocks the heavy doors.” — Donald Swan

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John Newton’s Grave Stone by The Leopards via Wikimedia Commons

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” — Anne Lamott

“Thank God, He doesn’t measure out grace in teaspoons.” — Amy Carmichael

“You will never be called upon to give anyone more grace than God has already given you.” — Max Lucado

“I’m holding out for grace. I’m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don’t have to depend on my own religiosity.” — Bono

“Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. Your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.” — Jerry Bridges

“Grace is opposed to earning, not effort.” — Dallas Willard

“Grace overwhelms us with God’s love, and as  a result our heart resonates with the desires of God: His purposes become our own.” — Bryan Chapell

“The inner self still longs for love more than self-love, for grace more than impression management, for authenticity more than admiration.” — Mark R. McMinn

“O momentary grace of mortal men, Which we more hunt for than the grace of God.” — William Shakespeare, Richard III

“The desire for grace is grace.” — Puritan dictum

“I’ve neer been surprised by God’s judgment, but I’m still stunned by His grace.” — Max Lucado

“Grace is the offer of God’s ceaseless presence and irrational love that cannot be stopped.” — John Ortberg

“Love that goes upward is worship; love that goes outward is affection; love that stoops is grace.” — Donald Barnhouse

“Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Those who know their unworthiness seize grace as a hungry man seizes bread: the self-righteous resent grace.” — Randy Alcorn

“Augustine started from God’s grace and got it right, Pelagius started from human effort and got it wrong. Augustine passionately pursued God; Pelagius methodically worked to please God.” — Philip Yancey

“The source of strength lies in God’s grace, not in our will power, nor in our spasms of earnestness. When we attempt to strengthen ourselves through self-effort, we are like the man who tried to make his stalled boat move by pushing against the mast. We exert ourselves a great deal, but actually get nowhere.” — N. A. Woychuk

“Only grace–large doses, frequently displayed, released–will restore the wounded.” — Chuck Swindoll

“The secret of grace is that it can be all right at the center even when it is all wrong on the edges.” — Lewis B. Smedes

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.” — Eugene O’Neill

“If we depend upon performance for acceptance, we will be standing on tiptoe forever.” — Nancie Carmichael

What words fuel your awe of the amazing grace of God?

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