Showering in Grace

18 May

IMG_7095When I began studying about grace is a place, I realized that not only do we stand in grace, but grace is poured out on us by all three members of the Trinity.

  • Holy Spirit:  And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace or unmerited favor and supplication.  Zech. 12:10
  • God the Father:  He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.  Eph. 2:7
  • Jesus:  For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

I think grace is a difficult concept for us to grasp and live in.  Look at the following comparison of law and grace.

Law

Grace

1.  God demands righteousness from his people. 1.  God gives righteousness to his people.
2.  Righteousness based on Moses and good works. 2.  Righteousness based on Christ and His character.
3.  Blessings accompany obedience. 3.  God gives blessing as a free gift.
4.  We cannot achieve what God demands in our power. 4.  We are given the power by God.

Grace almost seems too good to be true. Where do you live most of the time?  Law?  Grace?  I know we’re positionally in grace all the time, but how about practically?

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