Grace is a gift, yet it costs. But if it costs how could it be a gift? And if it’s a gift, then how could it cost?
Best to let Dietrich explain:
“It is costly because it cost God the life of His Son...and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us.” It is a gift because “God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life.”
God’s gift of Jesus cost Him dearly. Let us place a high value on that gift and not treat it cheaply. We do this by devoting our hearts, minds, bodies and souls to Christ.
Likewise, our life is also a gift from God. Let us not treat it cheaply, but invest our time in growth for the sake of our souls and the souls of others.