Topic: The Riches Of God’s Grace
God sacrificed Christ for His riches to be made available to us. The outcome or the reason Christ went to Calvary is called Grace.
SCRIPTURE: But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Grace covers our errors and colours our efforts.
The grace of God is a major distinguishing factor in the lives of people. The difference between two children of God is the dimension of grace that they have access to. This is because grace is in levels. There is grace; there is great grace; there is exceeding grace, and then multiplied grace.
That is why Apostle Peter admonished us to grow in grace in 2 Peter 3:18. That means, the level of grace you have now can increase. The difference between Paul the apostle and the other apostles was grace. He said in our anchor scripture above: But by the grace of God I am what I am. That is, ‘If you like my results, what you really need is the grace with which I operate.’
The question is, what is grace? Grace can be defined with the acronym: G-R-A-C-E, that is: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. This means that God sacrificed Christ for His riches to be made available to us. This means that the outcome or the reason Christ went to Calvary is called Grace.
In other quarters, grace has also been seen as God’s unmerited and underserved favour. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). That was what made grace what it is.
Thirdly, I will like to define grace as God’s seal of approval and acceptance. That is to say, I have approved you and accepted you through the Blood of my Son, so take grace. This makes grace to cover our errors and colour our efforts.
Now, one key to accessing grace is lowliness or humility. God resists the proud but He gives grace to the humble (James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5). So, proud people are excused from grace. That is why to be proud is to easily crash. The humbler you get, the more of God’s Grace you connect (Proverbs 3:34). God gives grace to those who appear little in their own eyes. He gives grace to the unassuming, the simple, the humble, the lowly, the one you can easily pass by and ignore.
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REMEMBER THIS: Grace covers our errors and colours our efforts.
Activate the grace of God at the place of prayer
Ask God to grant you the spirit of humility
PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You impart me with the Spirit of humility. I resist every spirit of pride and arrogance from my life, Lord in Jesus Name.
- QUOTE: When you submit to higher grace, you contact that grace. Culled from 10 PRINCIPAL SECRETS OF PRINCIPAL PEOPLE by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 25-27
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