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Q:

What is grace, in your view? I hear a lot about the grace of God, and amazing grace, and things like that, but I'm not sure I know exactly what it means.


A:

God’s grace, quite simply, is God’s mercy and goodness toward us. Some have called it “God’s unmerited or undeserved favor”–and that is what it is: God’s mercy and goodness to us, even though we don’t deserve it.

If it weren’t for God’s grace, you and I wouldn’t be able to live for even one more minute. God’s grace sustains us every moment of the day, and without His grace we couldn’t even exist. We think we have control of our lives–but if it weren’t for God’s grace, we wouldn’t even be alive.

Why is this? The reason is because we deserve nothing but judgment and death. We have ignored God and turned our backs on Him and refused to live the way He wants us to–so why should He even bother with us? The Bible warns, “It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). And yet in spite of our sin and rebellion, God still loves us and sustains us by His grace. Don’t ever take His grace for granted!

But God’s grace is seen in a far greater way in Christ. We deserve to die for our sins–but in His grace, God sent His Son into the world to die in our place. Now in His grace He freely offers us the gift of salvation through faith in Christ. The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Have you received God’s gift of salvation by inviting Christ into your life? I pray you will do so today.

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6 Comments

  1. Isabelisabel says:

    Thank you Father for your grace, and thank you Lord God for Billy Graham and the ministry

  2. Joshua A Johnson says:

    Billy Graham is a modern day John the Baptist lol but delivers without the first ..true God called man..a great prophet with the seen light of Christ in and around him and his voice as well,wish i had a ounce of his knowledge and closeness to Christ ..he will for sure have a very special crown in heaven..thank you Mr.Graham for what you do,and stand for..sure Christ winks your way,god bless you and your family.

  3. Robert Semulka says:

    Thank you lord for your miraculous grace. Thank you for sending your son to die to die for my sins.

  4. Rayland says:

    Thank you lord for your grace and mercy in jesus name amen

  5. Leisa Payne says:

    Thank you Lord for your Grace!! Thank you Billy Graham for spreading His words!!!

  6. Theresa Cooper says:

    This us helpful. I’m a new Christian and have been perplexed by “grace” Everyone talks about it, but no one could define it. Thank you four the clarity.