Marvelous Grace!

Marvelous Grace!

As we continue to look at what the Bible says about Grace, we will understand that the gospel message is God’s Grace. Paul said, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24 KJV) Grace is the love of God in action providing redemption for lost people. Grace is the unmerited favor God gives to us in the forgiveness of our sins. Grace is all the spiritual resources God gives us to live a godly life. Grace is part of God’s character, along with His love and mercy. Grace has been defined as “God’s favor toward the unworthy.” Because of God’s grace, He is willing to forgive us and bless us in spite of the fact that we don’t deserve to be forgiven or blessed. Without God’s grace we are sinners deserving of death but with God’s grace, God offers salvation and eternal life in heaven with Him. The Bible has so much to say about grace that it is hard not to write down everything the Bible says about grace. It is God’s grace that gives us victory over sin. The Bible says: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James 4:4-6 KJV) It is God’s grace that encourages us and gives us hope. The Bible says: Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 KJV) Jesus showed us the meaning of grace. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV) For no reason but His love for us and His obedience to the Father, He left the glory of heaven and suffered death on the cross. God’s grace continues after we are saved and for the rest of our lives. It is God’s grace that provides access to communicate and fellowship with God. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 KJV) It is God’s grace that teaches us how to avoid worldly temptations and live disciplined lives. “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; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:11-14 KJV) No wonder it is called “Marvelous Grace!”

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