These seven truths about God’s grace are comforting and meaningful for the Christian who is struggling under the weight of sorrow and sin. Take a look at the Biblical meaning of God’s grace.
From the time I was a young college student and God really started to work on my life, I’ve been truly blessed and amazed by the truths in the book of Ephesians.
I’ve shared a bit here at the blog on some of these truths from this Scripture about who we are in Christ and what God has done for us in and through Christ! The verses in Ephesians 2:1-10 speak of the rich and wonderful grace of God.
Because this grace has really impacted my life, I want to give you a quick look at some of the Biblical meanings of this word so you can be encouraged and strengthened in your faith on the hard days!
7 Truths About Biblical Grace
Grace is forgiveness when I am impatient or irritable toward my children and don’t model the Christian behavior that I want to see in them.
Grace is help in times of need, when I’m at the end of my rope, questioning God and doubting His love for me.
Grace is the kindness of God, who gives me chances time and time again when I do not live in obedience to Him.
Grace is God’s favor, when He pours out on me abundant blessings beyond what I deserve and deals gently with me to help me to understand His will.Grace is God’s rich mercy given freely, without the expectation that we will repay Him.
Grace is Jesus’ taking the wrath of God on our behalf, simply because of His great love and desire to reconcile us to the Father.
Grace is all these things and more!
Ephesias 2:5-10: But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The seventh truth is that Paul makes it clear in these verses that by grace we are saved. I once learned an acronym for grace in Bible college: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
This grace we receive through Christ’s sacrifice is such a precious gift. We simply respond to this gift by allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through us and into the works we carry out as people belonging to God. We cannot ever earn our salvation but we can give thanks for His grace to us through faith and live our lives for Him each day.
What questions do you have about God’s grace?
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