“Hey there! All who are thirsty come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway – buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money – everything’s free!” – Isaiah 55:1 MSG
With grace, everything is absolutely free It’s not dependent on the receiver’s capacity or ability but on the giver’s generosity. Grace says, though you’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve what I give, yet I freely give you all things and your part is simply to believe and receive…come anyway, just come and you will receive.
Grace is a divine entity; it is generally defined as unmerited favour – an exclusive gift of and from God. It is an expression of God’s kindness and love towards man, a gift and blessing which only He can give.
This amazing grace is God’s given privilege which can never be obtained based on man’s work or good deeds. Being a free gift, it can only be accessed by faith in the giver.
“His choice is based on his grace, not on what they have done. For if God’s choice were based on what people do, then his grace would not be real grace”. – Romans 11:6 GN
Apart from being a divine entity, grace is also a person. It isn’t just an intangible gift, but the person of Jesus – He is the grace of God that brings salvation to all men.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men”. – Titus 2:11
Grace is also the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us that enables us to overcome sin. Hence, if any man be in Christ, he has this power/grace and is an overcomer. Grace is not dormant but POWERFUL. It is at work in us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
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