Saved By Grace
Saved By Grace
Saved By Grace
Grace means pure unrecompensed kindness and favor. It is in times of trouble and hopelessness when ones soul is lost in darkness, buried in sin, that’s the time “grace” comes in accepting that which only “grace” can embrace. For “grace,” can’t intrude upon the soul, which requires recognition of their good works. Therefore it is “sin” that invades our human nature and it is “sin” that must be destroyed. Through God’s “grace” for human kind he sent “Jesus” who has taken away the “sins” of the world. Jesus death on the cross has given us access to God we either choose to receive this gift or reject it. “"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18). There is no other way to the Father except through the Son.
Grace does not operate based on ones goodness nor does “grace” take account of how much sin exists in our life, for sin has forever been removed, by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. It is by “grace” that we are saved and by “faith” that God extends to us His “grace.” For as much as sin is active upon all human life, God in all his righteousness, through the sacrifice of the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross, has covered sin forever. This does not mean that God ignores our sins, but that through the death of His Son, sin no longer has dominion. “Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20).
Gods “grace” is a gift that is freely given to us it is unmerited favor. Therefore “grace” can’t be obtained through our works if this be the case it is no longer “grace.” In other words “grace” can’t be purchased by good works or deeds. If this were so then Gods “grace” his “gift” of “salvation” wouldn’t any longer be considered a “gift.” For a “gift,” is something that is given freely, from the heart, without expecting something back in return, Gods “grace” requires no works. “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works, if it were [by works] grace would no longer be grace" (Romans 11:16). Gods “grace” is abundant. It is His will to distribute “grace” to who He sees fit. “Grace” does not run out for it is more powerful than any sin. Gods “grace” stretches forth to all humankind.
The “grace” of God is no accident. It has been a part of His plan of salvation from start to finish. God loves us so much everything He does for us is an extension of His “grace.” By “grace” he calls us unto himself. Through Gods “grace” we are renewed. It is by Gods “grace” that the saved are justified; sanctified and glorified by God. It gives God great joy when a “sinner” gets saved. For we are the workmanship of God and no longer do we remain the same old creation, but through Gods “grace” we are transformed and we become “new creatures” worthy to be called sons and daughters of the most, high God. It is God who does the work within each of us that He may be glorified and not we ourselves. “Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2: 9:10).
When we finally come to the true knowledge of Gods “grace” the more “grateful” we should become. When we realize that nothing we can ever do will ever be worthy enough and that we are spared from the true punishment in which our sins really deserve, yet because of Gods infinite love towards each of us the greatest gift ever offered to humankind there is no room for us to boast only room to receive that which the “Giver” has so graciously lavished upon us His “grace.”
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