Thursday, June 19, 2014

Unmerited Favor: The TRUE definition of Grace

"We hear a lot of talk about grace in the Christian community today. As if grace is its own entity, a fourth member of the trinity almost. We are supposed to be grace, look like grace, act like grace because after all, we owe it all to grace…..
Wait, what? Who?"

. . . Today I retrieved this very meaningful and compelling post from one of my fellow bloggers. I found this article to be very meaningful and accurate and it blesses me greatly to read something that rings with such truth! So many Christians today have the wrong view of the meaning of "grace". Grace hasn't been bestowed upon us human individuals because we deserve it. No! We are wretched, unearthly and filthy human beings who are all deserving of hell. But that is the wonderful thing about grace: Christ died for us even though we didn't deserve it. HE paid the price for all of our sins and has given everyone the opportunity to have a chance at residing with Him after our earthly adventure reaches it's expiry. 
    The true definition of grace is "a manifestation of unmerited favor". God gave us all something that we didn't deserve.

"Thank God for grace, but grace is not a person. Jesus Christ was full of grace and truth. Truth being the flame that ravages the hearts of men while grace is the perfume that makes it smell so sweet. You can’t have the perfume without the flame. You cannot give grace to people who think they deserve it. If we deserved it or worked for it, it wouldn’t be grace. That is why grace can not be grace without the truth of who we are - undeserving sinners deserving only of hell . . ."

Such well-spoken truth! And although I am indubitably thankful to God for grace, we need to stop giving grace all the merit. It is because of our Heavenly Father that we have that wonderful blessed assurance.

So go check out the aforementioned link!
And may you all be blessed by it!

"Grace isn’t the buffer that makes God “soft” on sin. 
It is the driving force along with LOVE that led Him to pay for sin with His life."

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:6-8

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that was a great, thought-provoking article! Thanks for sharing. :)


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