7 Ways to Understand The Grace Of God As A Believer

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Do you know that good works doesn’t save you? As believers, we are all partakers of the Grace of God because of our belief in the finished works of Christ. The Grace of God has no limitations. It has been so lavishly given to us hence, it is His Grace that made us save men.

When I think of the Grace of God, I cannot help but ponder on the goodness of God. His Grace is freely given to us and there is nothing we have done or will do to merit it. 

Imagine your school fees being paid by someone you have disregarded over and over again. This isn’t just a half payment of your school fees but your school fees were paid in full.

You didn’t have to bring out one naira to pay the school fees because it has already been taken care of. This analogy is exactly how the Grace of God has been bestowed upon us.

There is no amount of work we can do to obtain the Grace of God because it is not received based on what we do or say. Man is naturally frail therefore, our works will never be enough to gain God’s Grace.

The Grace of God should empower us to do good works and we should not to see it as a leverage to do what we like.

Many times, people think that it is by what they do that they obtain favour from God, they fail to understand it is a gift from God lest any man should boast , just as seen in Ephesians 2:9

In this blog post, I will talk about 7 ways to understand the Grace of God.

What is God’s Grace?

God’s Grace is His unlimited favour towards us. It is not earned or merited but it has been freely given to us because of the finished works of Christ.

How to Respond to the Grace of God

As I mentioned earlier, the Grace of God is freely given by faith and is not of our works, we receive it. The only requirement to obtain the Grace of God is by faith; just believing in God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says that ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.’ (KJV). Our past, present and future sins were blotted out by God. The Grace of God is received by faith and not by our merit.

7 Ways to Understand the Grace of God 

There are seven ways to understand the Grace of God and they are as follows:

The Grace of God
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1. There is Provision of Grace of God Without the Law:

Through Jesus Christ and His finished works on the cross, men now live by the Grace of God and they no longer live under the law. John 1:17 indicated that Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ but the law was given by Moses.

Before the advent of Jesus Christ, the law was our schoolmaster and guided us on how to live life but now through the finished works of Christ on the cross, we are now justified by faith and not works, as seen in Galatians 3:23-26

2. The Grace of God is a Gift, not an Award:

The Grace of God is not a trophy or award given to someone as an act of recognition for the good they did rather, it is a gift. It was freely given to humanity through faith and we didn’t have to please the Lord to attain it.

As Ephesians 2:8-9, declares that we are saved by grace through faith and it is not of our works lest any man should boast about it.

3. The Grace of God Made You a Saved Man:

The Grace of God which is the unlimited favour of God got you and I saved. If not for the Grace of God shown through the Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven and our belief in it, we will still be condemned. As men and women in Christ, we are without condemnation and have become new creations.

4. The Grace of God is an expression of His Love for Humanity:

God’s unlimited love for humanity is the reason why we are now saved by Grace and not by our own works. If not for the love of God, we will be judged by our works and He wouldn’t have sent His only begotten son to die for our sins.

For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son to die for us and that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life-John 3:16.

5. The Grace of God is not Attained by Self-Righteousness:

Self-righteousness won’t save a man. The Grace of God is not something you gain by doing right of your own accord but it is attained through faith.

So, we can do all the good works in this life but if we do not believe that we are saved by Grace through faith then it is pointless. The death of Jesus Christ has washed away ALL our sins, given us eternal life, saved us from eternal condemnation and so on.

The only requirement to have access to this Grace is simply by faith, just believe; we do not have to be self-righteous to get it because we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus through faith.

6. The Grace of God Brought the Provision of Forgiveness:

The Grace of God brought about the forgiveness of sins because we have been justified by His Grace through faith. Although, we have all sinned we have been justified freely by His grace because of our faith in the redemptive work of Christ.

There is forgiveness because of our faith in His blood as declared in Romans 3:23-27. We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace as seen in Ephesians 1:7.

7. The Grace of God Made You a New Man:

The Grace of God made you a new man because it is by His Grace through faith alone that we are now new men in Christ Jesus as shown in 2 Corinthians 5:17

When Christ died, the old man died as well because He bore all of our sins on the cross and it is through His finished works that we have been set apart, made Holy, given an etc.

It is no longer us who live but Christ who lives in us as shown in Galatians 2:20.

10 Scriptures on the Grace of God

  • Galatians 2:21: I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.

  • Titus 2:11: For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

  • 2 Timothy 1:9who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

  • Romans 11:6: And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

  • Acts 15:11: But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.

  • John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

  • Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.

  • Ephesians 1:7-8: In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence…

  • Romans 5:20-21: Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so, grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Ephesians 1:6: …to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Points to Note

  1. We have been freely given the Grace of God.
  2. It is by faith we receive God’s Grace.
  3. The Grace of God is unlimited.
  4. The Grace of God is a gift.
  5. You do not have to ask for the Grace of God to come into your life- you receive it through faith.
  6. The Grace of God is available to everyone who believes.
  7. The Grace of God empowers you for good works.

CONCLUSION

I hope this blog post made you understand the Grace of God better? There have been so many misconstrues about the Grace of God. Many think they have to do all the good in the world to experience God’s Grace but the Grace of God is freely given without our works.

Our works will never earn God’s Grace. However, the provision of God’s Grace to man is not a license to stay in sin. We have been empowered for good works because the Spirit of God is at work in us to do of His will and good pleasure as shown in  Philippians 2:13

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Dear believer, thank God for His Grace today! There is no greater gift.

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3 Comments

  1. Abel Wealth says:

    Awesome article on Grace, I’m greatly blessed by this article, thanks for sharing!

    1. Uchenna Anaekwe says:

      I am glad to hear this sir. Thank God!

  2. Nnaemeka Esther Nkechinyere says:

    This is powerful

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