How do you define the grace of God? Is it His mercy? His blessing or favor in your life? His gift of salvation? As Christians, we hear about God’s grace on a regular basis. But do we fully understand its meaning and purpose? Is it possible that there’s more to it than we realize?
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In the past, I’ve written about the characteristics of God’s grace, its supernatural power in our lives, and what it truly means to be saved by grace. But in today’s post, I simply want to dive into what the Bible has to say about it.
Here are ten Bible verses that help to define the grace of God:
- And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
- But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:4-6
- For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:14
- Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
- For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. – Joh 1:16-17
- For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:23-24
- For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. – Titus 2:11-12
- He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. – 2 Timothy 1:9-10 (NIV)
- In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us…. – Ephesians 1:7-8 (NIV)
- And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. – Acts 20:32
The grace of God is both simple and complex… beautiful yet powerful… and it is given to us freely yet we’re expected to grow in it.
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*Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.