Allowing God’s Grace to be Sufficient

What is the difference between God’s Grace and God’s Mercy? Grace and Mercy are not synonymous. Mercy is God withholding from you what you deserve, while Grace is God giving to you what you do not deserve. Mercy is God withholding the knife from the heart of Issac, while Grace is providing what is not there- a lamb in place of Isaac.

Mercy keeps us believers, Christians out of hell, while Grace takes us believers, to heaven. According to Ephesians 2:8 and 9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” “Not of works lest any man should boast.”

Friends, the truth of salvation is that it is a gift of God that comes by grace through faith in Christ alone. Salvation is also an example of God’s exceedingly rich kindness and mercy that He displaces on believers (Ephe. 4:31-32). Grace is God’s gift to believers in Christ Jesus.

For What Purpose did God Save Believers-Christians? Once, all of us were lost in sin, but God supplies a divine ,, formula for rescuing His people, God’s love, mercy and grace through faith in Christ combine to produce a free gift of salvation. God saved us, Christians for a purpose according to Ephe. 2:10-“For we are His workmanship,created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Friends, Christians are saved for good works NOT by good works. These good works are the natural growth of a relationship with Him, and they are empowered through the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:17). Also, in 2 Cor. 9:8- “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always having all things, may abound to every good work” (using God’s blessings for the good of others). “His workmanship” in Ephe. 2:10 means that God’s people are His workmanship, His masterpiece; and His Holy Spirit is working in the life of a believer to make you more like Christ and to give you a purpose for living.

Friends, believers, Christians, when next you see a neighbor in distress, in trouble, needing a helping hand, take the opportunity to lend a helping hand. Math. 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify the father
which is in heaven”

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