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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.

There are A. W. Pink (1886-1952)three principal characteristics of divine grace.

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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