Gods grace is a feature of his creation. The whole story of Christ revolves around it, is powered by it and serves it. In his infinite wisdom, he saw fit to create a system that could simultaneously allow for his justice to coexist with his mercy. This, in itself is profound and miraculous, but he also crafted that system in a way that we as recipients, could become participants. As receivers of his grace, we are actually very empowered to become givers of his grace. This is a profoundly convincing spectacle of the cleverness of God’s design. It is fluid and self perpetuating. The key to participating in it is to let it do what it is designed to do. We must not take credit for it or control from it. If we can manage to hold back the impulse to try to bottle it, and exploit it, then our lives will be amazing testimonies to God’s power and love and become shining beacons to those who are lost. But we must resist that urge. This is often the hardest thing for a new believer to do.
Posted byJosh McGaryPosted inblogs, Ephesians, teachingTags:2022, bible, Bible Thoughts, Ephesians, grace
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts