To answer your question concerning God’s grace, I must first define another of His wonderful gifts… “MERCY.”
If we consider our fallen condition of sin and the absolute wage attached to it, it’s easy to see mercy clearly. God is withholding the death that each of us deserves. Not receiving what we all should be getting… a punishment… is truly an act of mercy. Often it’s confused with our being given what we clearly don’t deserve… that’s “GRACE.”
We, as a race of people, “MANKIND”, rejected God, rebelled against Him, ran from His presence, and chose to live an existence in darkness. WE DID IT. Nothing in our acts suggested repentance, and there was no reason, let alone a compelling one for God to extend His love for us. Yet, here we are; beneficiaries of the greatest act of compassionate kindness and love ever conceived. “GRACE” is receiving what we have absolutely no right to ask for. Grace, along with its mirrored twin, mercy come as a package deal… those in the know call it the “Favor of God.” When you think about it, you should get chills and Goosebumps; it’s not a small favor, not by a long shot… and only God could give it.