“For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:20-24)
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
Grace is a powerful word. Grace says “yes, you are guilty, but My love is greater than your guilt.” We owed a debt we could not pay, so He paid it. That’s GRACE. It’s doing the right thing in spite of the injustice of it. Grace has to be passed on. God’s grace covered you and I when we asked Jesus Christ into our hearts. We must pass it on to our fellow-man.
Believe me, there are LOTS of opportunities to show grace to your fellow-man! Just drive down the road or go to the store during rush hour! The beauty of grace is being gracious to people instead of snapping or scowling. When we show the grace of God to others, it really lights up His face! We are exhibiting His grace and that is what it is all about. Spreading the grace of God, the peace of God and most importantly, the love of God to a lost world.
Where does graciousness start? It starts with a smile that radiates from your eyes. When you are passing someone in the store and you smile and that smile reaches your eyes, they can’t help but smile back. That is the beauty of God’s grace working in you!
You can tell a person who is full of the grace of God. It radiates from them. It shines out of their eyes. It draws people into God’s realm. Grace comes through that all-important personal relationship with the God of the Universe.
The grace of God is NOT a license to sin after you come to Jesus. You are then expected to mature into a strong man or woman of God and bear much fruit for the Kingdom of God. Grace covers your sins and it goes hand in hand with repentance. Repentance is a turning away from the sin.
The times we are living in are called “the age of grace.” This is the age of “whosoever will” come! His arms are opened, His grace is available to cover all sins. His love and compassion are open to all. The beautiful grace of God is available to YOU today…what are you waiting for?