and meaty definition’ of grace, I believe, is this one I found somewhere:
Grace is unconditional acceptance [by God] given to an undeserving
person [the sinner] by an unobligated giver [God] (Emphasis mine).
definition has three parts; unconditional acceptance, the undeserving person,
and the unobligated giver.
Romans 5:8, “But God
commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died
for us.” God’s love for us is not conditional. Like I will accept you if
you make this standard, no. Because “while we were yet sinners”—He took us in
no matter our badness.
acceptance comes to an undeserving people. We are sinners. We are
bad people. We do the nastiest things that can be done under the son—we are
undeserving considering that God is holy—this however does not stop His
acceptance of us. Our underserving nature makes claim solid for God’s unconditional
We have to notice that God
is under no obligation to accept us—He is God. But he does. This is the
grace we are talking about. It’s the love of God to us (which we never return
anyway!). “For God so loved the world.” This is God’s so great love.
That we are accepted
unconditionally in our badness by a God who is under no obligation to accept us
but then goes ahead to accept us anyway!