this. Favour is giving attention to. In God’s terms, grace doesn’t mean He lets it slide (example: test score)
– ‘for by grace you are saved.’
The first man to see grace was Noah:
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Jesus was full of grace and truth. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus:
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as
of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
We do not have a license to sin; you are now FREE (pardoned) from it:
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!
How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
Jesus had to come by grace because of what Adam did. Sin. We don’t have to understand why God
loves us so much, but He does! I know because what the Bible says that I can believe it:
But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more
the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.
We are NO longer under the law (curse). Now, we don’t have to sin. It is a choice IF you sin:
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
God has not only saved us, but so much more He wants to show us…for eternity. We are people created
by Someone (God) that loves us so much. We will never understand it. God had a plan for us before the
world was even planned. Our words need to reflect God:
Ephesians 2:1-2, 4-8, 10
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked
according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit
who now works in the sons of disobedience,
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we
were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward
us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God,
For we are His workmanship [In Greek the word ‘workmanship’ means ‘poem’], created in Christ Jesus
for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Our words need to be good – grace to the hearers. We need to bless those that curse us:
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification,
that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Let your speech be filled with grace. Watch your words. As a mature Christian, you need to be able to
watch your words:
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how
you ought to answer each one.
We need to take the grace of God and then take the next step and pass it on. It’s not just for me, but
for others. When our minds try to understand grace, our minds can’t comprehend it. Don’t ask why.
Just accept it. When it comes to God, we will never understand it.
Just believe it.
Joshua Boyd (Young Adult Fellowship Teacher, Tremont Church)