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Bill Knott

is the editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review.

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UNFETTERED JOY

Grace is a holiday—a holy day—that breaks the graveyard shift of sin. If grace does not result in joy, it's just because we've told it wrong or added foreign matter to it.

The rescued and forgiven heart leaps up to love the Lord, and only later learns to ask, “What may I do in gratitude?"

His gift is proved more true and sweet when we take long vacations from our fears: that rippling laughter overhead is Jesus joining in our joy.

When He says "grace," He never adds a "but" or "yet"—or warns us to get back to work to earn what He has given.

He who was and is and is to come is always God's delighted "Yes!" to us. 

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