Friday, July 5, 2013

UNDERSTANDING THE GRACE OF GOD 3



 

Rom 5:1
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
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Even the fathers of the Jewish nation who got it with God did not eventually do it by their works but were ultimately justified by faith. David and Abraham are great examples. This is what the lord uses Paul to point out in the first  chapters of the book of Romans. God also wanted us to know that we were dead with Christ when He was crucified on the cross and this was the work of the law. We no longer have dealings with the law but with grace since the law has put us to death with Christ already. But we are now alive in Christ by faith in the Him and because of His grace.
Many Christians may be deceived that the grace of God may be a license for them to sin, anyone who thinks this way does this because he is not truly walking in the grace of God but still working using the template of  the system of law ( and by law I do not mean the Jewish law alone; see previous devotionals). Grace actually teaches us to deny any form of ungodliness and when we eventually get to the point of comparing the fruit of grace to that of the law, we will discover that grace begins were the law fails, grace empowers you not to look at a woman lustfully talk less of committing adultery, law only prohibits adultery, grace empowers you to love your enemy, law cannot, grace empowers and teaches you to live a life with your spouse that cannot give room for divorce, law encourages divorce etc.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I give you all the glory for this glorious day. I pray lord that you help me walk in your grace and never again in any law that ends up in death. Give me the grace dear Lord to do this, in Jesus name. Amen

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