God’s Grace can be defined as the unmerited or undeserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation. (Enni, Paul. Moody Handbook of Theology)
Verses Romans 3:19-28, Ephesians 1:7, 2:4-9
Grace was not something I witnessed growing up and I didn’t see it displayed at the church or school I attended as a young child. Instead, I saw students hit with rulers when they disobeyed. I began to believe that my faith was based on my good works: if I was good, I would be loved and accepted. But that was a lie.
The Bible says, “For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) According to this and other verses, I could never be, “good enough” to be accepted into God’s family. Instead, by having faith in Jesus Christ and believing his death on the cross was the payment for my sins, I would be welcomed into God’s family. I didn’t have to strive to be perfect; all I needed to do was believe.
Faith in Jesus and being a Christian is not about following rules. It’s about having a relationship with God, acknowledging that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He died on the cross for our sins. He paid our sin debt. We are saved by grace through faith. It is a gift of God, not of works.
- Grace is a gift from God; it cannot be earned.
- Grace is overlooking someone else’s faults and loving them where they are.
- Grace compels me to love others, to extend mercy, and to be kind to all people.
- Grace humbles me when I think about what Jesus did for me on the cross: a gift I can never repay.
Have you truly received this gift of grace in your heart?
Do you extend grace to others?
In His love and service,