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Motivating Grace

Grace is a word often times thrown around.  We hear of free grace.  We hear of cheap grace.  We hear of saving gracing.  I want to discuss motivating grace.

Grace is seen as a motivation to overcome sin.  It is by the grace of God that sin has been removed from us.  It is by God’s grace that we are no longer slaves to sin, but instead free to present ourselves as instruments of righteousness.  This is why Paul is clear in his denunciation of the idea that Grace is a motivation to continue in sin (Romans 6:1). In fact Paul says it should be the opposite.  Grace should motivate us to live in the reality that we are “dead to sin.”

So today understand that if you are a child of God then His grace has been bestowed upon your richly.  And with that understanding be motivated to live for Him!

Father,

Allow me to understand grace.  Allow the knowledge of your grace to so impact me that I will put to death the sin that creeps up and in its place practice righteousness.

Through Your Son,

Amen

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  1. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound …” We are blessed to have the English word grace. It’s a word that truly sounds sweet. Just saying the word strengthens me and gives me a moment to reflect on it’s work through Christ crucified. Humbled at the cross, God’s refreshing grace is “poured out on me abundantly” (1 Tim. 1:14).

  2. Wesley

    November 9, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    We all should be humbled at the cross. Thanks for reminding us that you can’t have grace without the cross of Jesus.

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