"We sing about amazing grace. But before grace is amazing, it’s devastating.
Grace, the message and work of Jesus, devastates our pride.
Grace devastates all our attempts to earn favor with God and others. Grace is a wrecking ball to the foundation of self-effort that we’ve built our lives upon.
Grace destroys you—the old you. For their to be new life, there must be a death. Grace brings that death in order to bring that life." (source)