What is grace?
The Merriam-webster dictionary describes it as an “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”.
Titus 2:11 – 14 (NIV)
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
According to the bible, grace is a gift from God, an undeserved gift for ALL humanity. Grace is not something to be earned God’s grace is there for the salvation of all of us. With our weaknesses and flaws. I don’t know about you, but it gives me peace knowing that I don’t need to earn His grace. That no matter how low I go, His grace will always be sufficient. It is also a challenge to me, to us, to pass that grace along. As Jesus did when he conversed with that Samaritan woman, who no one wanted to be associated with, or as God did when selecting Saul the murderer. We were not forgiven so we could judge others and turn away from the sinners, but so we could lead those gone astray back to Christ.
No one is EVER too far from grace, so if you haven’t already been living as such. Loving all and giving people a second chance, it’s about time you started. God did after all give YOU a second chance.
(check out the video below by People of the Second Chance, it’s summarizes grace.)