We receive grace when we are granted a favor for free and without deserving it. When we speak of the grace of God we refer to all the blessings that he gives us because he pleases, especially salvation and the forgiveness of our sins.
Grace has made possible the most wonderful manifestation of God’s love for us. He was willing to send his Son Jesus to die on the cross so that we all have the opportunity to receive salvation and eternal life. None of us deserved it, but God in his infinite love, decided to grant us that great gift.
Let’s look at some verses that will help us understand a little better this wonderful concept of God’s grace.
Verses on the grace of God
1. We are saved by grace
It is by the grace of God that we are saved. There is nothing we can do to earn the salvation of our souls. God is the only one with the power to forgive us, the only one who can take away sin from our lives. He did this by sending the perfect Lamb, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. By accepting it from the heart as our King and Lord we receive the gift of eternal life.
2. It allows us to approach God
So let’s confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find the grace that will help us in the moment we need it most.
God is a close God and we can go to him at all times. He loves that we approach in confidence as a child approaches his loving father. We should not be afraid because even though God knows all our failures and our sins he receives us with mercy and grace. When we go to him in humility God forgives us, restores us and gives us strength to move forward.
3. Grace transforms us
The grace of God not only brings us salvation and forgiveness of our sins but also transforms us and helps us to obey God in our daily lives. He teaches us to live the life of mercy he desires and gives us the courage to reject things that take us away from him and his will for our lives.
4. It is abundant and it is for everyone
But Adam’s transgression can not be compared to the grace of God. Well, if by the transgression of one man all died, how much more the gift that came by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for all!
Sin entered the world through Adam and his transgression and with this came physical death. However, God did not leave us abandoned to our fate. He took the initiative, sent Jesus and through him granted us abundant grace that is within everyone’s reach. God longs for us to leave sin and turn to it. It is through Jesus that we receive eternal life, the forgiveness of our sins and it is through him that we are reconciled to God.
5. We are justified through Christ
We ourselves do not deserve nor can we do anything to be justified before God. We have all sinned, none of us is without guilt and we should pay for all the evil we have done. But God, in his grace, decided to be guided by his great love for each of us and justified us for free through the death of Jesus on the cross.
Now we can all receive his forgiveness, we do not have to be slaves of sin because God has already redeemed us through Jesus. We just need to put our faith in Jesus and decide to walk with him to live within his purposes.