The Amazing Exchange of Grace for Sin

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The Amazing Exchange of Grace for Sin

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.”

There is a lot of irony in the words above. Think about it. At one point I was lost, but not any more. Now I am found, like a lost sheep that the shepherd has rescued from the attack of the enemy. Even more ironic is to go from being blind to now being able to see. This is a total transformation.


But what caused this transformation? Was it our abilities? No. We didn’t make ourselves be found. We didn’t come looking for us. We didn’t just suddenly figure out, “Hey, I can see if I just make up my mind to do so. After all, its all about me and my abilities. Maybe I could even say “You know, I never was blind in the first place.” Well, we could say that, but that wouldn’t make any sense.


No, dear reader, the transformation was made at God’s initiative when He sent Jesus to die for our sins, in our place, as our substitute. It is all about grace. It is all about God. It is all about Jesus.

May God help us all to realize the incredible gift of grace and of eternal life, brought to you by the blood of God’s son, Jesus Christ. Thank you, Jesus, for grace.

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Jesus was numbered with the transgressors sin

Eph. 2:8-9 – “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourself. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”

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  1. Amen! I love that song. Have you ever heard the version where they manipulate that first line to avoid saying ” Who saved a wretch like me. “? I think they substitute with ” who saved and set me free. ”
    I don’t understand! I AM A WRETCH, I HAVE BEEN A WORSE WRETCH AND I’M SURE THAT, AS LONG AS I’M HUMAN, I WILL BE A WRETCH AGAIN. That’s why I need Jesus. He saved me once and for all, but He didn’t remove temptation or make me perfect. I will always need Him. You know that shepherd’s crook He is pictured with?…sometimes I think He had that measured custom to fit my neck. Praise God, my Savior watches over me and forgives me …He gave me His Word so that I can learn from Him and Christian friends and family to support me. But I will always be His grateful wretch.

    1. Amen sister. We are well loved, well cared for, well led, well forgiven wretches. Jesus, help us to trust You to lead us, because that is exactly what You will do. Thank you, Lord, that you count us wretches as well loved and cherished sheep.

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