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Today’s Thought: “God’s Living Definition of Grace”
Grace is one of the most important concepts in the Bible and is a mainstay of the Christian faith. And what is seen is that God’s grace towards us is embodied in Jesus Christ.
Grace basically is God’s undeserved favor towards us, which is seen in what Jesus did for us.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
And again, the Bible tells us that all have sinned and have fallen short of God’s holy and righteous standards for life, and that the wages of our sin is nothing less than death (Romans 3:23; 6:23).
But it is here that God’s grace kicks in, as it says that while the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23b). And Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
I personally like David Wilkerson’s definition of grace. He said, “Grace is Holy Ghost empowerment to become more like Jesus.”
To grow in grace, therefore, is to grow into the likeness of Jesus Christ, the living definition of grace.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
Therefore, are we growing in grace and as such growing in the image of Jesus?
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