God’s Grace

Many people say I have God’s grace… but what does that really mean and how is that really a blessing.  Well let me tell you.   To learn the definition of God’s grace, it helps to understand the Greek and Hebrew words behind this term.

A prominent Old Testament word describing God’s grace is chesed. This word speaks of deliverance from enemies, affliction, or adversity. It also denotes being enabled, daily guidance, forgiveness, and preservation.

The New Testament word is Charis. It focuses on the provision of salvation.

“What is grace? In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards mankind who do not merit.  We actually deserve death.  Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to descend into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. ‘(God) made Jesus to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him’”  2 Corinthians 5:21

There is the great blessing we receive which we can account on because of God’s love for us. The greatest part of that blessing is that everyone can have this gift.  “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”

Romans 3:22-24.

Amen

 

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