Samuel Medley’s beautiful hymn of worship and praise, “His Matchless Worth”, concludes with this magnificent declaration, “Triumphant in His grace, Triumphant in His Grace.” Haldor Lillenas in his epic hymn “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” begins his chorus, “Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus”. What can compare to the grace of Jesus? What can stand alongside it and say, “I am just as good as that.” What else could gain eternity for sinful man and bless him on his way? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! The grace of Jesus Christ is matchless.
Temporary Pleasure, Everlasting Joy
The author of Hebrews tells us in chapter 11 that there are passing pleasures of sin. The King James Version calls them “the pleasures of sin for a season”. They look all shiny and bright. They beckon us from every TV ad, every billboard, every magazine or computer ad we see. They shout out, “Come to me and be satisfied. I will meet your need. I will make you happy. You deserve me.” People pay thousands of dollars on seminars to learn how to be happy. The things break. The next seminar comes along with a new idea because the old one just didn’t work that well after all. They all offered things to the flesh and the flesh perishes and all that feeds the flesh will also perish. They look good. They sound good. But they don’t match up to their hype.
Jesus isn’t like that at all. His offer is matchless. He surpasses all expectations. He never fails. He never breaks. His truths don’t need an update. Jesus does not perish and those who come to him will never perish either. Every promise that He makes is a lasting promise. They are heaven guaranteed promises.
A Matchless Price
The things of earth are bought with a price. The more we value them the higher the price. Jesus gave a matchless price for us. Peter says that we have not been redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold (how odd that what we covet God calls corruptible) but with the precious blood of Christ. Don Aldridge in his song “It Wouldn’t Be Enough” includes this line, “And I couldn’t pay the pricefor one single drop of bloodthat was shed for my salvation.” Why wouldn’t it? The triumphant and priceless grace of Jesus is truly matchless. Not gold nor silver nor the passing pleasures of sin for a season are enough. The wonderful grace of Jesus is matchless.