God is transcendent. He has the raw ability to part seas in two. God is also intimate. He’ll bring you through the stormy seas and embrace you on the other side. He doesn’t help you see if you first muster the will to help yourself. God rescues sinners, losers, victims – those who know they can’t help themselves. And this is why God delivers Israel from Egypt. Israel is unlovable. So God loves the Israelites.
– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 69