Sep 17, 2013
What Is Grace?
Grace describes God’s love of doing huge, breath-taking, shocking good for completely, absolutely undeserving people.
You can see that in 2 Corinthians 8:9 —
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
Imagine a fabulously wealthy man delighting to give away all of his money and live in the gutter, so those in the gutter could become fabulously wealthy.
That’s God’s grace in Christ.
We Barely See It
But none of us sees God’s grace clearly enough.
So (if you can) take 5 minutes right now and ask God to open your eyes to see more of God’s grace.
Then do two things. First, read the Scripture-summaries I’ve listed below, which describe God’s grace.
And then, let the worship song “Grace Abounding,” help you worship God for his grace.
Scripture-Summaries of God’s Grace
The Gospel is the “word of God’s grace” (Acts 14:3).
We are saved “through the grace of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 15:11).
We believe “through [God’s] grace” (Acts 18:27).
We are “justified by [God’s] grace as a gift” (Romans 3:24).
By faith in Christ “we stand” in God’s grace (Romans 5:2).
We “are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:14).
We are “chosen by grace” (Romans 11:5).
It is only by the grace of God that we have accomplished what we have accomplished (1 Corinthians 15:10).
“God is able to make all grace abound to [us]” so we always have all we need (2 Corinthians 9:8).
God’s grace is “sufficient for [us]” in every trial (2 Corinthians 12:9).
God “calls [us] by his grace” (Galatians 1:15).
We have redemption and forgiveness “according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
Forever “[God will] show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7).
We are saved “by grace” through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
We have “eternal comfort and good hope through grace” (2 Thessalonians 2:16).
We are to “be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1).
“By the grace of God [Jesus tasted] death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9).
Because of Christ, God’s throne is a “throne of grace,” where we will always “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).
“Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13).
Worship God For His Grace
Let this song help you respond to God’s grace with heart-felt worship —
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And here are some related posts you might find helpful –
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- Kill Self-Righteousness With “Just As I Am” (worship video)
- What Are The Promises Of God?
- “Mystery” By Charlie Hall (5-min worship video)