Grace Is Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding from God

Grace is that wisdom, knowledge, and understanding which comes from God.

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What We Do with Grace Determines How Much More of It We Receive

When we return to God in prayer to seek more grace, He asks what we have done with the portion of grace we last received from Him.

Those who have used grace wisely receive more.  Those who don’t, go away empty-handed.

Grace is meant to be used (i.e. expended) – to be employed in the service of others.

“For whoever has grace, to him more grace shall be given, and he will have an abundance of grace; but whoever does not have grace, even what grace he has shall be taken away from him.”

Grace:  use it or lose it.

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We Receive Grace in Order to Expend It

God has made us to be vessels of grace.  That is, we are to be the means through which His grace reaches more than just us.

God is not generous with us so that we can be stingy with others.  God is not forgiving with us so that we can be unforgiving with others.  God is not merciful to us so that we can be judgmental toward others.

We who bear His name are to be a conduit of His grace to others.  Therefore, let us store it up…that we may pour it out.

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Those Who Seek His Grace Find It

Our hearts were made to absorb His grace as a sponge absorbs water.

When we pray – that is, when we call on His name – His grace seeps into our hearts.  The more effective the prayer, the more grace we store.

Close your door and spend private time with Him.  Enrich your heart with His goodness.  Let your heart be filled in those times.

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His Grace Is Sufficient for Us

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient for us.  It is more than enough.

He lived a life that has become our example and our inspiration.

He did not seek His own will but rather the will of the One who sent Him.  Neither did He seek His own good but that of others.

As someone has said, God will never lead us where His grace cannot sustain us.

No matter what is facing you today, His grace is sufficient for you.

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There Is No Expiration Date on the Word of God

God promised the Messiah long before Messiah ever came.  In demonstration of this fact, the New Testament calls Old Testament figures “ancient.”  Therefore, when it comes to God’s promises, their age is no impediment to their fulfillment.

Because of this, we should not consider God’s promises as too old to matter to us.  On the contrary, because of their age, they should be considered a settled matter – no longer up for dispute.

God is a God of the ages.  He will stand behind His word and make it good.  It will never expire.

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Just Because God Spoke It Long Ago Does Not Mean He Has Forgotten It

God promised the Messiah many, many years before Messiah came.  God did not forget what He had promised.

Just because we humans forget our promises does not mean that God will ever forget any of His.

One of the reasons God took such a long time before fulfilling His promises about Messiah is so that we could be assured that He indeed remembers things He said long ago.

Therefore, we should have confidence when we read the Bible that even though it was written long ago, God remembers fully everything He said.  The Bible may seem ancient to us but it’s as fresh in His mind today as it was when He originally spoke the words to His prophets and apostles who penned the words for Him.

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The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ Be with You

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ includes wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of Him.

May the wisdom of His ways inform your decisions.

May the knowledge of His patience and kindness reside always in your consciousness.

May the understanding only He can give imbue your every thought toward others.

This grace of His will continually replenish your soul.  Keep it always with you…and you will be given even more along the way.

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Implicit Messages of the Bible: Closing Thoughts

This post builds on, and concludes the series started with, the post Implicit Messages of the Bible.

We don’t want to miss the forest for the trees.  The Bible teaches Jesus Christ, and, in the process, makes clear that the God responsible for this creation speaks, makes promises, and keeps them.  That’s pretty important to appreciating God’s nature.

This also demonstrates why faith is so important in relating to God, for if you don’t trust Him, then all His communications to us – promises included – won’t do us much good.

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Implicit Messages of the Bible: 3. God Keeps His Promises

This post builds on the post Implicit Messages of the Bible.

Unlike the vast majority of humanity, God doesn’t just make promises – He keeps them.

Since the promises He made are intended to benefit more people than just the one to whom the promise were made, and since the greater promises were made with a view to a distant time, well beyond the lifetime of the person to whom the promise was made, the promises were therefore “inherited”  – that is, passed on from one generation to the next, until the time had come for the fulfillment of the promises.

All the promises of God are accumulated and fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who was the descendant of Eve, Noah, Abraham, and David – the recipients of God’s greatest promises.

An important aspect of the fulfillment of God’s promises is that they typically exceed the expectation created when the promise was originally made.  In other words, God doesn’t disappoint.  On the contrary, in keeping His promises He manages to exceed all expectations!

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