Thursday, October 25, 2012

Into Grace

A common reason that many of us do not receive grace and life and love from God is that we’ve accepted shame in relation to failure and sin, and gone into hiding from the Sin Bearer himself. Hiding, especially from him, is no way to live.

It is unbiblical for us to believe that after we fail we have “fallen away from grace.” In fact, it is accurate to believe that we have fallen INTO grace—even super-abundant grace. That’s when the reign of grace from Jesus is most obvious. That’s when we know him as ongoing Savior and lover—the one who shepherds us out of hiding and into freedom. At least, that’s how it is for me. Even today.

Romans 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Wow, just yesterday I was reading in a book about how we hide behind all kinds of masks because we're afraid to be seen for who we are, fearing we're so inadequate and worthless...and then I came here and read something similar on your blog! I feel God is trying to help me. I tend to hide who I am and hide from God when I fail. I love how you said that when we fall, we fall into (not out of) grace!

    I really want to wrap my mind around the idea of grace. Can you define grace simply, what it means to you?

    I look forward to reading more about God and grace on your blog..thank you for sharing your thoughts..

    In Christ,