LIVING BY GRACE

Those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.ROMANS 5:17
Too often grace is invoked to coverup a life characterized by compromise. Grace is much more powerful than that. Grace doesn’t just cover past sin, it empowers us to life a different kind of life. Rather than struggling through life making lame excuses for our sinful behavior we can approach the throne of God by grace through faith and be daily strengthened to live a holy life. Grace is more powerful than sin. As Paul said, we can reign in life through God’s abundant and continual supply of grace. His grace is amazing. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray on today’s verse.
“Salvation does not, as many think, mean a life of falling and rising again. No, it is God’s will that His children should be conquerors in their life on earth. There is, however, one condition and that is that they should live day by day in the abundance of grace that is to be obtained at the throne of grace. In Romans 5:20, Paul says that where sin increases, grace increases all the more. Is it not wonderful that although sin abounds, grace is always greater and more abundant than sin can ever be? I may, by reading God’s Word, have an overpowering sense of the great power of sin, but I also have the assurance that grace—the life-power of God within me—is far more abundant and powerful. Remember that God’s grace is stronger than the power of sin and that you are more than a conqueror through Him that loves you. This is a sure word. They that receive the abundance of grace reign already “in this life through Jesus Christ.”
The key to this kind of life is coming before the Lord day by day. We eat of His goodness by feasting on His written word, and we also drink of His presence in our times of private prayer and worship. We are strengthened in the inner man as we come boldly before His throne of grace. Rather than struggling to avoid temptation you are tapping into God’s source of holy joy. Delight in God and you will certainly avoid the pitfalls of the flesh. This is so much better than excuses for living the way the rest of the world does. We are reigning in life by the grace of God.

One Reply to “LIVING BY GRACE”

  1. HALLELUJAH, GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE KING OF KINGS, JESUS… HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!

    THANK YOU, JESUS.
    GOOD MORNING, PASTOR FRANK, HALLELUJAH, HAVE A BLESSED AND FILLED DAY IN OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS. 🙂 STAY STRONG AND BOLD, AWESOME WORD! 🙂

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