Infinite means limitless. Anything that God has to give, he has in supernatural abundance. There is no scarcity or lack in heaven. God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all our requests, according to Eph. 3:20. Whatever God has, he has in supernatural abundance. He is the custodian of grace.
An understanding of grace will help us enter into God’s rest and multifaceted blessings without stress. A misunderstanding of grace, however, may lead to conceit, pride, prejudice, delusion, deception, death and ultimate destruction.
The True Meaning of Grace
The Hebrew word for grace is ‘Hesed’. It is found thirty-eight (38) times in the Old Testament. The Greek word for grace is ‘Charis’ and it is found about one hundred and twenty-two (122) times in the New Testament. Grace can be defined as an expression of God’s love to man in saving and blessing man with blessings that man does not deserve. In the Old Testament, we see the demonstration of grace in the sovereign election and blessings upon people like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Ruth, Deborah, Samuel, Daniel, Esther and so on.
Rom. 4:4-8, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom Lord will not impute sin.”
The blood of Jesus is not just there to cover sins but takes away sin as well. He is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. Such a wonderful thing that God did for us! One of the things that flow from the benevolence of God is grace. Grace to save, grace to deliver, grace to heal, grace to bless, grace to uphold, grace to sustain, grace to perfect, grace to overlook our shortcomings and declare us not guilty. It is the sovereign will of God. It is not by works of righteousness or by power it is by grace alone that we are saved. This should make us appreciate God the more. It should make us fall in love with God the more. It should make us treasure our salvation and protect and guard it jealously because it is a wonderful priceless gift from the sovereign will of God. May we never take God’s grace for granted in Jesus name.
TO BE CONTINUED…….