I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing! Galatians 2: 21
Grace never ignores the awful reality of our sin. In fact, it emphasizes it. Paul said if men were good enough, then “Christ died for nothing.” Benjamin Warfield said, “Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.” If we don’t see the reality of how ill-deserving we are, God’s grace won’t seem amazing. If we minimize our unworthiness, we minimize God’s grace.
“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.” John Newton