Bible Strong-God’s Grace

Christians live and die dependent on God’s grace. Salvation is God’s gift and can never be earned.

 Ephesians 2:8-9 God saved you by his grace when you believed and you can’t take credit for this. It is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

 The most important things in life; forgiveness, a right relationship with God, acceptance into God’s family as His child, eternal life, spiritual understanding, the transforming power of His Holy Spirit, the promise of God’s blessing now and forever, are all gifts of God for those He has chosen and made His own by His grace. There is nothing we can do to get these things for ourselves.

 In return, believers should live in recognition that they belong to God.

 Romans 14:7-9 For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose, to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.

 They joyfully praise God for His glorious grace because they know they owe God and His Son everything. Their lives should reflect their gratitude for His grace.

 Joy and thanksgiving are the appropriate response to God’s grace. Everything in this life and the next hangs on grace. Without God’s grace, we would be without God and without hope.

 God Bless. Heal the broken-hearted, bind up all their wounds.