The Grace of God.

 

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1,2.

The underlying cause of change or growth of God’s grace in us speaks these truths:

  • That God has been reconciled to the world through Christ’s sacrifice (Rm. 5:10)
  • The unmerited favor, the unconditional acceptance that we receive from God (Eph. 1:6).
  • The empowerment for a task (1 Cor. 15:10)

These wonderful truths if taken together will bring believers to a place of genuine freedom, where we are free to obey God, not to obtain His favor but because He has already given us His favor.

God’s favor carries with it His unconditional acceptance given to us because of what Christ has done; we are freed from the need to monitor our behavior and loosed into the joy of knowing His friendship.God's grace

Focusing primarily on our righteousness only diverts our attention from His loveliness—that ultimately erodes our dependence on Him to produce in us the beauty of His character. Grace emphasises the generosity of God’s love, highlighting the truth that God does not coerce change by threating us, but instead He conquers by lavishing His love upon us.

His grace frees us from wearying self-generated efforts and releases us to allow His Holy Spirit within “To will and to do for His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13)

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 00:37:30

    Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing.” We would be nothing without the amazing Grace of our merciful God.

    God’s blessings…

    Reply

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