Proffer – In the Song, Heaven Came Down

 

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The second verse of this song has the phrase, “Took of the offer of grace He did proffer”. Proffer means to offer something; to make a proposal to a person.  Proffer also carries the idea that the thing offered is not something that can be touched or felt (An example would be friendship which is something that is not determined by the physical senses of man).  In the song it is the grace of God that was proffered or set before man.  In Titus 2:11-12 Paul writes, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Emphasis added).  Then in Ephesians 2:8-9 we find, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” When we accept God’s grace by obeying His commands, then our sins are washed away and we are added to the Lord’s church (Acts 2:38-47).  Provided we continue faithful until we die or Christ returns we will have our eternal home in heaven.   The grace of God (God’s favor toward us) provides all that we need spiritually and physically.  As the end of the second verse states, “Oh, praise His dear name”.

Leon Brashear

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