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Friday, 8 April 2016

G is For...

Today I’m going to try to keep it short. Not because the topic isn’t worthy of a longer discussion – it certainly is – but because it’s Friday. It’s been a long week and it’s been hard for me to keep up with these posts since I didn’t manage to get them done ahead of time. I’m also trying to get around to some of the A-Z blog posts of other bloggers before a busy weekend hits. And there’s still the letter H to do for tomorrow. 

G is for Grace. A couple of definitions have been popularized:

Grace is unmerited favor.

And 

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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8 comments:

  1. I love the song Amazing Grace; no matter what rendition :)

    I'm so thankful for God's grace that he has given us; certainly not merited for me indeed!

    betty

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Betty! One thing about 'Amazing Grace' - it has the power to move all kinds of people, even if they haven't grasped it yet.

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  2. I tend to think of grace as being graceful and elegant. Interesting how the same word can mean different things to different people
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for reading and musing aloud on the word 'grace'. It is rich with meaning.

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  3. Grace is a beautiful term, and I love it as a name. We had a vet quite a few years ago whose Golden Retriever was named Grace. She was one of the sweetest dogs I ever knew. We all need Grace in our lives.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My aunt's name is Grace and my daughter's name means 'graceful.' It is indeed a beautiful name, and yes we all need grace.

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  4. Hello from A to Z, Susan. Amazing Grace is a timeless classic and it's always nice to hear it.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Cynthia. Thanks for stopping by!

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