At the intersection of infinite love and almighty power, what is mankind? How shall we stand in the way of God’s intent to save? His gracious love for His people will triumph, and none so blessed shall make bold to declare that he was overcome and wronged.
“Grace” is more than mercy and love, it superadds to them. It denotes, not simply love, but the love of a sovereign, transcendently superior, one that may do what He will, that may wholly choose whether He will love or no. There may be love between equals, and an inferior love may love a superior, but love in a superior, and so superior as He may do what He will, in such a one love is called grace: and therefore grace is attributed to princes; they are said to be gracious to their subjects, whereas subjects cannot be gracious to princes. Now God, who is an infinite Sovereign, who might have chosen whether ever He would love us or no, for Him to love us, this is grace.