God’s Good Grace

18 Oct

GRACE–what a beautiful word! It speaks of love, care, sincerity, forgiveness and more.

In my teaching at a Christian college, students who need a little more time to work on some assignment ask for grace on the deadline. When I need a little more time connecting with God, I ask for grace.

Many authors have spoken about amazing and sometimes mysterious grace:

“Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.” – Benjamin B. Warfield

“Grace can neither be bought, earned, or won by the creature. If it could be, it would cease to be grace.” – Arthur W. Pink

“Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” – Dwight Lyman Moody

“Because of the favor of God, we can have peace in the midst of chaos.” – Crystal McDowell

There are word derivatives of grace that include these: gracious, graceful.

Old and Middle English taught that the original meaning of the word was this:

“God’s favor or help.”

The Bible tells us this:

  • Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Thank you, oh amazing God, for your gift of unfailing grace.

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