G is for Grace. A couple of definitions have been popularized:
Grace is unmerited favor.
the acrostic, God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense.
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary would seem to concur. It is “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.”
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8)
What have we been saved from? Sin and an eternal separation from God.
That even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) (Ephesians 2:5)
Hmmm... Both of those verse harken back to our D is for Deeds post a few days ago.
Merriam-Webster also offers a “disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency” as an alternate meaning for ‘grace’.
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. (Colossians 4:6)
You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen (2 Peter 3:18)
For more on the subject of grace, please visit What is Grace?
Today’s prayer: Thank You for the grace that saves us, for providing a way that we might be reconciled with You and to be forgiven of our sins. May we extend that grace to others, that they might know You also, that all might truly experience Your amazing grace.
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