What is grace?
When some people hear the word 'grace', they think of the prayer that some people say, prior to the beginning of a meal.
Here is a link to what Wikipedia describes grace as: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_(Christianity).
Google describes grace as:
(in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
Relating to our salvation, God's Word, the Bible describes grace in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
Yes, we are saved through faith. Through faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Saving faith has nothing whatsoever to do with ourselves. We can do nothing to contribute to our obtaining a saving relationship with God.
It is definitely God's gift to us.
As the Bible verse tells us, by God giving us His gift, we cannot boast. Or, make any claim to being able to save ourselves.
It solely is a gift from God, beginning by Him showing us grace, for doing what He wants us to do. To believe upon His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
For this, I am truly grateful. And, if you are saved, I'm sure you feel the same.
After all, this certainly is a very important aspect of grace.
For without God's grace to save us, we are lost and without hope. Without God's saving grace that He gave us as a way for us to gain salvation, we would spend eternity separated from Him. And, be thrown into the Lake of Fire, for eternity. With no chance of escape.
In addition to God's saving grace, He also shows us grace, daily.
He shows us loving grace each and every minute of every day. It is totally undeserved. For, He loves us unconditionally.
He accepts us, just as we are.
This also makes me truly grateful. For, this means that I do not have to be a perfect person.
Friend, we all need salvation. And, God's love.
He created the world, and all of us in it. However, He didn't automatically give each and every person salvation.
As today's Bible verse says, it is a gift of God. Given by grace. His grace... to us.
It is a gift. Unless we accept the gift, it will never become ours.
If you haven't already done so, I pray you will trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ, to obtain your gift of salvation. This way, even if we cannot meet here on earth one day, we'll meet in Heaven.
Until next time...
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