The purpose of grace
Why does God extend grace to us? Notice what Ezra said in a prayer to God, “And now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage” (Ezra 9:8).
Ezra understood that grace did not mean license to live as one pleases, but he noted these reasons for God showing grace to the Jews who were able to leave Babylonian captivity:
1. To leave us a remnant to escape
2. To give us a peg in His holy place
3. To enlighten our eyes
4. To give us a measure of revival in our bondage
Now what about us? Why has God extended grace to you?