Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Abounding Grace -2-

We learned yesterday that grace is unmerited favor, something that we cannot earn, it is given freely to every sinner who repents and surrenders to Christ.

Hebrews 4:16  "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." We must come boldly to God's throne of grace, knowing that our help comes from Him to overcome sin in our lives.

Hebrews 13:9  "Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines, for it is good that the heart be established by grace..." We must test every doctrine by the word of God to make sure we are not led astray by doctrines of men instead of doctrines of God.

James 4:6  "Therefore He says, 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.'"
If we come to Him with humble hearts He will pour out His grace upon us.

2 Peter 1:2  " Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  This verse and the next one tells us how to have His grace multiplied upon us, we must study His word and gain the knowledge of Him and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 3:18  "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and forever.  Amen."

Titus 3:5-7  "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life."  We are not saved by our righteous works but by His grace is how we become heirs of His kingdom.

2 Corinthians 9:8  "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may have an abundance for every good work."  God will make sure that we have all the grace we need so that we may abound in every good work.

I am so thankful for the free grace that God bestows upon us through Christ.  We are not worthy but Christ is and He is the one that presents us to the Father, just as if we had never sinned, in His righteousness. That is the most awesome gift that we could ever receive, there is nothing like it in this world.  To have an eternal home with Christ forever and ever and sit at His feet and learn and learn as much as we want to learn.  Talk about an education, so wonderful to ponder.  Grandma Joan

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