Three Pillars of True Grace
What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
Romans is so relevant for us today. As humans we are prone to justify our actions. Many of us justify sin with some excuse stating some person or circumstance caused it.
I have been there and done that. We say, “God will forgive me as I’m under His grace.” Yes, this is true. God will forgive the sin of a believer because he is under God’s grace, but the person truly under God’s grace makes no excuse for his sin. Instead he repents, confesses it as sin, receives God’s forgiveness and seeks to obey God using the grace he has been given – grace given to enable obedience. This is learning to walk in the grace of God.
I feel it is good timing to clarify true grace one more time. Grace abounds. Grace runs deep. Grace is the fuel to live the best life ever. So, let's look at it the three pillars of grace.
1. God’s grace removes the penalty of sin.
True grace is unmerited favor.
2. God’s grace overcomes sin’ power.
True grace has given us all the resources we need to obey.
3. God’s grace equips us to serve one another.
True grace equips us with special gifts we are to use to serve others.
Are you making excuses for your sin or are you taking responsibility for your sin and overcoming it by faith in Jesus depending on His unmerited favor and upon all the resources He has given us – His grace?
We have grace to obey, not to sin. God’s grace frees us from sin’s penalty and power, but is not a license to sin. Use the grace you have to obey and live free from the desolation sin causes.
God hates sin because He loves you! Walk in the grace you have been given.
Three key questions to ask as we prayerfully read the scriptures:
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