Discovering the Magnificent Grace of God
Let me start by saying that we are all products of God’s grace, just as Apostle Paul expressed in 1 Corinthians 15:10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am…” This profound statement reminds us that without the grace of God, we are nothing. Understanding this truth makes grace an incredibly important aspect of our lives.
God’s grace does wonders for us. It elevates us and instills within us the very nature of God, which is righteousness. But it’s crucial to note that grace can be diminished or reduced in its effect.
In Romans 6:1-2, the question is raised whether we should continue in sin so that grace may abound. The resounding answer is a firm “God forbid!” Grace and sin cannot coexist. Whenever we give in to sinful desires or engage in sinful activities, the grace of God upon our lives weakens.
Grace is not a free pass to indulge in sin; rather, it liberates us from sin. The evidence of grace in our lives is that we turn away from sin and live holy lives. As Romans 6:14 states, sin will no longer have dominion over us because we are under grace, not under the law. Grace empowers us to live victoriously over sin.
The more grace abounds, the weaker the power of sin becomes. Romans 6:15-16 emphasizes that living in sin under grace leads to death, while obedience to righteousness brings life. It is vital to understand that being saved once does not guarantee eternal salvation. To maintain our salvation, we must continue walking in the grace we have received.
The influence of God’s grace extends to every aspect of our lives—our salvation, health, finances, and more. We grow in grace by living in obedience to God’s Word.
Sadly, some have twisted the message of God’s grace, turning it into a license to indulge in immorality and reject Jesus Christ as our Lord. However, this is a distortion of the true essence of grace. While grace sets us free from the bondage of the law, it is not an excuse for lawlessness. Galatians 5:13 urges us not to misuse our freedom but to serve one another in love.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have received God’s amazing grace. I urge you to fully embrace the benefits of this grace by living in obedience and forsaking a life of sin.
And if you have not yet experienced the new birth through Jesus Christ, know that God’s grace is available to you right now. By giving your life to Him, you can receive His life-transforming grace and begin a beautiful journey of freedom and righteousness.
In conclusion, let us cherish and celebrate the magnificent grace of God in our lives. It is not a license for wrongdoing but a divine gift that empowers us to live in victory and holiness. Embrace God’s grace, and let it lead you to a life filled with purpose, joy, and abundant blessings.