Saturday, February 20, 2016
God's Poster Boys and Girls
How about when you fail? What happens to that poster, that picture of you on God’s wall? Have you ever thought that, in failure, you’d fallen away from His favor? Fallen away from grace?
It is unbiblical for us to say that when we fail we have “fallen away from grace.” In fact, it is accurate to say and believe that we have fallen INTO grace—even super-abundant grace. The best there is. That’s when the reign of God’s grace—His efforts, His success, His faithfulness, His love, and His display—is most evident in life.
Consider what the apostle Paul wrote: Romans 5:20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
That’s good news! Now, shall you go on sinning that grace may abound? Of course not! You don’t live there anymore. You’re in Christ, with a new life, and God’s grace reminds you that you are for Him and His ability.
If just now you’re the pictured poster boy or girl for God’s grace in a way you’d rather not be, then accept the gift that glorifies Jesus and be thankful that it was always intended for you. Because God looks good even now in you.
(This is a transcript of yesterday’s video, “God’s Poster Boys and Girls,” and is for those who might rather read than watch. To see the video, click https://youtu.be/0qw8fWqPmSw.)