Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
First, it is eternal. Grace was planned before it was exercised, purposed before it was imparted: “Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Tim 1:9).
Secondly, it is free, for none did ever purchase it: “Being justified freely by His grace” (Rom 3:24).
Thirdly, it is sovereign, because God exercises it toward and bestows it upon whom He pleases: “Even so might grace reign” (Rom 5:21). If grace “reigns” then it is on the throne, and the occupant…
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