Saturday, May 26, 2012

Precious Grace




"The Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly."

"Though He scoffs at the scoffers, yet He gives grace to the afflicted."

"I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced..."

"For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace."

"For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ."

"For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many."

"For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace."

"But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace."

"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly..."

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me."

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;" (I think this is my new favorite 100% word verse!)

"And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me."

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace..."

"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."

"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen." (the last verse of the Bible)

Grace is a busy gift, isn't it?  It saves us from the Law, it is poured out upon us daily, it comforts the hurting, it gives us the tools to deal with sin, it provides spiritual gifting, it is sufficient to overcome our weaknesses, and it comes from the Lord.

These are but a few observations of the powerful gift of grace.  What exactly is grace?  It is the free and unmerited (unearned) favor of God.  Our favor in God comes through Jesus - not I, but Christ.  Our good works, anything good at all is not us but Jesus.  We have favorable standing because of Jesus. We can be a light in this dark world because of Jesus. We can love our husbands and care for our families because of Jesus.  We can endure hardship because of Jesus.  The grace - the unearned favorable standing - that He freely offers is a power source beyond measure and if flows abundantly.

But we have to know it's there.

A simple word study.  Above are fifteen verses out of 125 that have the word "grace" in them.  Search on a word, reach the context and figure out what grace looks like in your own life.  Trust me - it will be  time well spent.

www.biblegateway.com  Type in "grace."

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  2. All these word studies were so great - Thank you!

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