May 20: The Grace of God
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Imagine what life would be like without the grace of God. It would be devastating.
While Romans 11 has some complexity to it, the theme of the grace of God in verse 6 is quite clear – God’s grace is free and undeserved.
Paul writes about the endless grace of God elsewhere:
- The grace of God is the totality by which men and women are made righteous (see Romans 3:24; Titus 3:7).
- Grace is a state or condition in which we stand (see Romans 5:2).
- Grace extends to more and more people (see 2 Cor 4:15).
- To hold to the law is to nullify grace (see Galatians 2:21)
- The Christian is not under the law but under grace (see Romans 6:14.)
- Grace is opposed to what is owed (see Romans 4:4).
- The gospel itself, which is the good news of grace, can be called grace (see Acts 20:24) or the word of His grace (see Acts 14:3; 20:32).
READING & JOURNALING:
With the help of a good Study Bible, write out your own definition of Grace. Also, write out three verses about the grace of God that stand out most to you.
Who is somebody you can share one (or all) of these verses with today, or sometime in the near future?
Heavenly Father, today I’m grateful for the reminder that Your grace is endless, and that the gospel message is ultimately a gospel of grace. Today, I simply want to thank You and praise You for your grace, and I ask for confidence to share passages about Your grace with others. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: John 14 & 15
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