What would the world learn about God, just by studying us? That is, when people at work, or at church, or in your neighborhood, regardless of whether they know that you are a believer in Christ or not, do they see a glimpse of God’s grace in you?
“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” - John 1:16-17
Grace can be far easier to receive than it is to give. Grace can be difficult because often in the times where grace is needed most, we forget the grace we have been given. Scripture has made it clear as referenced in John 1, because of Christ all who believe have His grace.
The grace of God was poured out on the cross for us. Jesus Christ, a sinless man died to redeem our sins. The sacrifice of Christ seems like an easy thing to remember, but living in a broken world we tend to forget. Think of the times where you wish someone showed you grace... Now think of the times where you should’ve shown grace.
Grace looks at us in our worst, and says I don’t condemn you either.
Our sin separates us from God and sinful thinking blinds us to the grace of God. In order to give grace, we must know grace, and it order to know grace we must seek forgiveness. Seek a godly forgiveness that comes from Christ. True grace looks at us in our worst, and does not condemn us. How often do we first judge and condemn and then decide to give grace or not?
Watch this message from Sheila Walsh as she walks through scripture to paint a beautiful picture of God’s grace and how it applies to our lives today.