But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
God’s grace is an unearned gift! It is His unmerited favor granted us through faith in Christ as Savior. Motivated by His love for us, God acted to deliver us from our deepest problem–sin and its consequence. His grace caused Him to die for us, freeing us from sin and its penalty–death (Romans 5:8).
But God’s grace is more than a past gift; it is a present power within each believer. It is not a license to live as we want, but rather the power to live a life that is pleasing to God. Whatever paths in life God calls us to travel, we can be certain that His grace, His power will be sufficient to see us through.
- God’s grace moved him to offer salvation to all who believe in Christ. What is said about God’s grace in the following passages? — Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:1-10
- Having been saved by God’s grace, believers have been called and empowered to live lives that honor him. What do the following passages say about a believer’s life and lifestyle? — Galatians 5:13-18; Titus 2:11-14
Question to ponder: How does God’s grace motivate you to want to live for Him?
Passages for further reflection: Acts 15:6-11; Romans 5:15-17