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Monday, August 24, 2015

Learning To Accept God’s Grace

In review of Romans 6:23 it says, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Bottom Line:
Sin is paid with death, but God’s free gift is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

What this means to me:
The only real payment for a sinful life is death, but God offers a free gift of eternal life that comes through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (NLT, second edition). Grace is the gift that keeps on giving. As I get to know Jesus Christ and his grace and love, it gets better and better and better. It is available to me and extended throughout eternity. So the best is yet to come!

In Heaven I’ll be be reunited with loved ones who knew the Lord. I”l be rewarded for my faith. I’ll be assigned a position of work that I’ll absolutely love. I”ll be released from pain, depression, despair, shame, and guilt, and I’ll be rejoicing for eternity.

The only catch is that each one needs to personally accept it.

Not accepting the gift is a lot like going home and finding a gift on the table, but leaving it there for the next year, unopened. A gift is worthless unless I accept it. Likewise we all must accept God’s grace through his Son, Jesus Christ.

I think there are many who hold off on accepting the gift because of a fear of rejection. But there is one person who will never reject, and his name is Jesus Christ. He’s says to all of us, “Come home.”

The more anyone understands the grace of God, the more you fall in love with God and the more you want to draw closer to Jesus, because it’s almost impossible to not love somebody who loves you that much.

Sin is ultimately paid with death, but God offers a free gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus. God, this morning I thank you for providing a way out the mess I created for myself. You erase all of my wrongs by my accepting your free gift of salvation as admit my shortcomings and believe in and acknowledge Christ as the Lord and leader of my life. I need to constantly remember the grace of God, and draw closer to him because of his unfailing love. I need to be ready to share my story with how God has changed my life and be ready to tell others what he has done for me and what he can do for them. It all starts with accepting God’s grace.

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