The exceeding riches of His grace
‘The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise’ (Ps. 51:17, NKJV). Do you have a contrite heart?
God says: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Cor. 12:9a, NKJV). Are you weak before God?
What sufferings have you been through? Let us ‘come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need’ (Heb. 4:16, NKJV).
‘You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus’ (2 Tim. 2:1, NKJV). These were the words left by Paul shortly before his martyrdom. What was it about God’s grace that Paul came to deeply understand?
The apostle Paul exhorts the Corinthian Christians: ‘But since you excel in everything . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving’ (2 Cor. 8:7, NIV). Why is giving so important?
‘Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one’ (Col. 4:6, NKJV). What are the words that come off your tongue?
The apostle Paul writes: ‘But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain’ (1 Cor. 15:10a, NKJV). Are you using the grace that God has given you?
Jesus says: ‘Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls’ (Matt. 11:29, MEV). Why does God want all His children to grow in meekness?
In Genesis 6:8, grace is mentioned in the Bible for the very first time: ‘But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord’ (NKJV). Have you also found grace in the eyes of the Lord?