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But God!3

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. ~ Ephesians 2:4-7, NASB

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8, NASB

 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. ~ Genesis 50:20, NASB




But God . . . these two little words are more than enough Daily Bread (God’s Manna) to sustain me for the rest of my life. They also make me stop and reflect on my life whenever I come across them in the Word of God. They encourage me. They lift me up. They never fail to remind me of how often God holy and righteously intervened in my life and saved me from my own self—or from other people who only meant to harm me. They also remind me that with God ALL things are possible.

But God  . . . what an awesome set of words! More important, these two words always point to the Good News that follows them! But God . . . the two-word sermon!