Okay, the title is mostly irrelevant other than the fact that it has the word grace in it. I just really like that movie (who doesn’t?). Today we’ll talk a little bit about grace and how amazing it is.
By definition, grace is the free and unmerited favor of God. It is something that we don’t deserve but are given for free. We don’t usually receive something that we don’t deserve for free, but this is Jesus were talking about here.He’s the best.
The first time we see His grace is in Genesis. Adam and Eve have eaten the forbidden fruit and are hiding in the garden because obviously God won’t be able to find them if they hide (100% sarcasm). God could have abolished them for being disobedient, but he didn’t. Yeah He punished them, but He didn’t exterminate them. He came down from Heaven and spoke directly with Adam and Eve. They specifically disobeyed God’s command, yet he still loved them because he had created them. Jesus created us too which means He would love to show that same grace to you and me.
Jesus shows his grace through his love. The two are very similar: grace and love; we deserve neither but receive both. God’s love was shown most through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. God loves us so much that his ultimate goal in sacrificing his Son was to show us grace.
God shows us His grace; therefore, we should extend grace to others. However, the grace that we can show does not compare to His. God’s grace is wonderfully endless and powerful. Sometimes when we show grace we don’t always want to, but God is holding up a sign telling everyone who walks by that he is so ready to show grace to every single person. Yet so many people reject Him, and sometimes even we ignore His grace thinking we can do things on our own.
God is the Creator and Giver of Grace. He loves us, and His invaluable grace overcomes us. God can’t wait for us to tell Him we want to receive this wonderful gift so that He can show people his love! Be gracious to others, but be humbled by His.
They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24
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