1st Corinthians 1:4-9
Grace immeasurably transforms earthly life and immeasurably ensures eternal life. This amazing gift from God includes our salvation in eternity, but also transforms our earthly life. Some people settle for a cheap imitation of grace that promises only to affect their life after death, not before. Anyone who has received this cheap imitation should return it and acquire the real thing. We need to make sure that we check to see that we’ve gotten all the pieces of grace, not just assurance for eternity. Biblical grace is for every day, starting today.
The apostle Paul describes a grace that extends beyond salvation and totally enriches a person. He describes grace that, once it enters my daily life, influences others, too. When one reads Scripture honestly and clearly, he or she will discover that receiving grace only for eternal salvation is receiving grace in vain.
The immeasurable gift of grace encourages every believer every moment of every day. It totally changes living, not just dying. When it comes to grace, look beyond salvation into everyday life. You should find it there, too.
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