God’s grace, His mercy, and His love form a trilogy of three of His attributes. Here is a good way to remember these three and how they relate to each other. Imagine looking at a triangle. At the top point is love, on the left at the bottom is mercy and on the right is grace. From God’s love, mercy and grace flow. His mercy has to do with His withholding of deserved judgment. God’s grace, on the other hand, extends undeserved favor toward those who really deserve His judgment.
Because God is love, He bestowed His mercy and grace at Calvary. We who have all sinned and continue to sin can be forgiven and made recipients of His wonderful and marvelous grace in salvation.
Annie Johnson Flint described God’s grace beautifully: It “has no measure; for out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.”