by Paul Tautges | April 3, 2012 5:11 am
By nature our sinful hearts really do think it is all about us. But it’s not. It is all about God. Grace serves as a continual reminder of this reality: “Apart from me [Jesus], you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
God’s grace saves us – “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Eph 2:8-10).
God’s grace sets us apart by God, to God, for God – “[Believers are] called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom 1:7); “saints by calling” (1 Cor 1:2).
God’s grace sanctifies us – “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age” (Titus 2:11-12).
God’s grace sustains us – “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9). “This is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it! (1 Pet 5:12).
God’s grace secures us – “[Through Christ] we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand” (Rom 5:2).
Don’t stop being amazed!
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