God’s grace is not a gussied-up version of the “God knows I’m weak, and God will excuse me for being human” rationalization. Make no mistake, God will hold us accountable for our sins. God must uphold God’s justice if God is to be trusted. Rather, grace is the assurance that our salvation is not dependent on whether we can avoid giving ourselves permission to sin or refraining from a little moral licensing, but on God’s saving act on our behalf in Christ.
- Exodus 32:1-14