Where would a Christian be without Grace? Dead, In our trespasses. Separated from a holy and righteous God. Unable to have access to Him. However; we know that Jesus’ work at the cross paved the way for our reconciliation. His precious blood opened up the pathway to grace and mercy. Grace then becomes my spiritual heartbeat. Pumping away the sins of my past, present, and future. As a Christian I cannot function without it.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 (KJV)
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
So how do gain access to this grace? We put our trust in Jesus Christ. It sounds so simple. Yet if we can do just that, then God’s grace becomes His gift to us… Salvation is a one on one transaction, though. We must all do our own business at the cross. In the end it is our choice. Each person must own it.
But what good is grace and mercy to an unsaved person? About as good as a parachute stored safely aboard a plane that a man just jumped out of. If you do not have it, it is useless to you.
A lot of people would say that Grace has no limits. But this would only apply to a person that truly has it. There a lot of teachers out there telling people to live how they want. Be what they want. Aspire to the things of this world. It’s a false teaching because the emphasis is always on this world and our fleshly desire. What a Christian should be more concerned about, is what lies ahead in the world to come. Most hyper-grace Christians are living how they want claiming Gods grace. But it’s a lie. A deception. If they truly belonged to the shepherd they would hear His voice. They would recognize His word and turn to Him. Leave behind their earthly ways. A true child of God would try to live a life pleasing to His Father.
No doubt we all fail sometimes.. but there should always be a constant striving.
Praise The Lord for His grace and mercy of my sinful condition. I can share God’s love with the world. And I can try to be an example of grace. I can extend it even. But I just cannot transfer it the gift of grace I have received. Simply put, it is not my gift to give. I could never afford it.