Grace of God
Grace is God’s unmerited Favour. You didn’t do anything to earn it or win it. God, in His loving-kindness, decided to give it to you out of his free will.
Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless. You were unlovable as the sinful man, but God showed His love to you in a massive way, and you were left with no choice but to receive the overwhelming love of God.
Grace is “God’s favor toward the unworthy” or “God’s benevolence on the undeserving.” God is always willing to forgive and bless us in His grace, even though we fall short of living righteously.
Grace is God’s decision to bless us rather than punish us for our sins.
Ephesians 2:8 “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”
God could have decided to put an end to the human race when Adam sinned, but because of His love and grace for us, He chose to make a means to free us from our sinful nature by having Christ die for us to forgive us, redeem us from all our sins, and reconcile us back to Him.
God is the source of grace, and all other grace flows from Him.
God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. Mercy withholds a punishment we deserve; grace gives a blessing we don’t deserve.
It’s important to note that the understanding of grace is not a license to sin; rather, it should be an encourager and a motivator to keep you from sin. For a second, imagine what it would have felt like living in the old testament and having to sacrifice an animal everytime you sin to appeal for your sin: the money to buy the goat every now and then, the stress of taking it to the temple and slaughtering it, the high priest that may eventually lose his life when he goes into the Holies of Holies to appeal for your sin. Take a second to imagine that.
God didn’t let us go through that; he made Christ pay for all our sins. The subject of Grace is an inexhaustible one. To better understand Grace, I’d advise you to read the new testament, especially from the book of Romans to Ephesians.
Romans 11:6 “But if it is by grace, it is no longer based on works. Otherwise, grace is no longer grace.”
Thank God for His Grace which He has given to you.