Psalm 34:8 invites us to, “Taste and see that the LORD is good…..” I’ll submit to you today that if you taste one sample of God’s Grace it will change the trajectory of your life forever. Ephesians 2:8 declares, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”
What if I told you, the same grace that saved us is the same grace that is preparing us, guiding us, teaching us, covering us, keeping us, encouraging us, correcting us, helping us, protecting us, and training us.
Titus 2:11-15 explains this concept thoroughly; “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.”
God’s grace is the way we are saved for eternal life, but it’s also the instructor of how we live now waiting for Christ to come.
The gospel of the grace of God is the message everyone needs. The word of grace is proclaimed from every page of the Bible and ultimately revealed in Jesus Christ. The last verse of the Bible summarizes the message from Genesis to Revelation: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all” (Revelation 22:21). Through Jesus “we have all received grace upon grace” (John 1:16)—the gratuitous and undomesticated grace of God.