The Scripture says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God . . . (Romans 3:23); For the wages of sin is death . . . (Romans 6:23a); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23b).
What is God’s grace? God’s grace is unmerited favor with Him. We cannot earn it . . . for it is a free gift of God. “For by grace are you saved through faith; and not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, should any one boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
Grace is God’s love in action even though we do not deserve it. The Bible says, “For we all have sinned.” However, God was merciful and kind by showing His grace and saving us from sin’s judgment. God gives us His grace by helping us and taking care of our daily needs such as bread, water, clothing, and shelter. God’s grace gives you strength and courage to make it through difficult times in life. The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8).
We should spend time with the Lord through daily prayer and Bible reading. We now have direct access to the “throne of grace.” The Scripture says, “And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom” (Mark 15:38). So now, as it is written in Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Scripture Verses for Meditation
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “through your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as now; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!!” (Amos 4:12)
“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 2:8,9)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (bread, water, clothing, shelter) shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) “But go and learn what this means; ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13)
“And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31)
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8); For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13); “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be confirmed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48) “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)
“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Hebrews 9:27, 28)
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” (Titus 2:11)
Heavenly Father, help us to seek Your face throughout the day, and help us to know that You are always near. Lord, help us to take advantage of the awesome privilege we have through Your death on the cross to draw near to God the Father through You at all times and present our problems and challenges to our heavenly Father in prayer. Help me Lord to do Your will daily. Lord, help me to keep my eyes on You at all time. Let me find hope and peace in You. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Readings; email: firstname.lastname@example.org