Posts Tagged ‘ Grace ’

VerseD: Proverbs 11:24

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Proverbs 11:24, ESV

Generosity often begets generosity.
Especially in matters of love and grace.
Do as our Lord has done and share His love and grace, growing in both.

VerseD: John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14, ESV

Regardless of what skeptics may say,  God has revealed Himself to us, through Scripture and by coming to live as one of us to bring truth and grace.

VerseD: John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14, ESV

God became one of us to bring us grace, truth, forgiveness, and hope.

VerseD: Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9, ESV

We can not earn or work our way to God. We either remain under God’s wrath or we accept His grace and forgiveness offered through Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

VerseD: Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21, ESV

Our desires point towards our destination: are we more focused on what we can get or on Who provides for all our needs? Do we strive for wealth or for righteousness?

VerseD: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1‭-‬2, ESV

Perspectives matter. Yes, there are plenty of bad things in this life. There are also good and beautiful things provided by God, most especially His grace and mercy as found at the cross.

VerseD: Romans 3:25

[Jesus] whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Romans 3:25, ESV

God’s mercy and grace are shown through not killing us immediately for our sins but coming Himself to take our punishment on Himself to save us who believe from His wrath.

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35, ESV

Just as Christ gave up His life and served others – we humans who killed Him – we ought to serve others sacrificially,  even those who mistreat us.

VerseD: Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23, ESV

Because of our sin, we all deserve to die and face punishment. But God, in His loving mercy and grace, has saved us from our sin and given us the hope of eternal life through Jesus.

VerseD: Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Psalm 51:1‭-‬2, ESV

It is not any inherent goodness or hard work  on our part that God shows us His mercy and grace. It is entirely God’s love and works (through Jesus Christ) that we are made clean and found worthy of eternal life.