God’s scandalous grace

I didn’t realise it until Bible study tonight, but it occurred to me as we studied 1 Kings 21 that the two worst kings in the history of Israel and Judah – Ahab and Manasseh – had both repented late in life and, even more unexpectedly, had both been shown mercy as a result (see 1 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33).

The Old Testament is riddled with such scandals of grace (think of Jacob, Samson, the Ninevites in Jonah, Nebuchadnezzar, even King David)…What a glorious prelude to the gospel of grace in the New Testament!

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About Pete

I am a child of God, a husband, a father of four children, a pastor, and a church planter. I live in Sydney Australia and live to see Jesus made famous in this city and be the only God people worship.

Posted on August 12, 2009, in Bible and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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