For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
The Bible teaches us, we are not only saved by grace, but also living life by grace, every day of our lives. This so important yet so little understood or practice by christians.
Saved by grace, living life by grace .
The sound good faulty motto: “God helps those who helps themselves.” This is actually transactional.
It sounds and looks like this; if I try harder to be good maybe God will bless me more, and change myself maybe God will be gracious to me. If only I can commit more in serving the church, in giving, disciple more people, evangelize more, do good more with some help with God.
Remember what the apostle Paul said; “ But by the grace of God I am what I am”.
The truth that needs to be reaffirmed daily is this,
My daily relationship with God is base of the merit of Christ instead of my own performance.
God’s transforming grace liberates us from the daily performance mentality and sets us to faith place alone on Jesus Christ.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.2 Peter 2:18 ESV
May we learn to pray 2 Peter 2:18 in the journey of our lives, May we grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus.
This writen entry is from a book I am reading at the moment titled “ Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges. These are my take home notes, from the preface portion. There are more from the book itself.