Read the words of this familiar hymn, keeping in mind the prodigal son and the prostitute wife. Note that both had to turn around and go the opposite direction (repent) AND they had to change whose authority they were placing themselves under with corresponding faithfulness. His Grace is what saves us and brings us into His new house/kingdom….but faithfulness in what we think, say, and do keeps us there. John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
“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.
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear and Grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.
T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far and Grace will lead us home.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years; bright shining like the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun.”