The Grace Series

Jan 19, 2014
The Grace Series
This is the beginning of a series on the Grace of God.

What is grace? Grace is an attitude of the heart. It is God's predisposition to provide for the needs of the undeserving. God dispenses his love graciously. God's grace is the predominant theme of the Bible. In fact it may be that the primary reason for our creation as humans is to glorify God's gracious predisposition through his interaction with us. For all creation glorifies God's various attributes. But in his interaction with us it seems God's graciousness is especially revealed. "You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth." Ps 86:15

A Hell of a lot of Grace

The punishment of hell seems severe only because we've grown accustomed to experiencing God's grace in this world where "he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities." Ps 103:10 And why such grace? Because "God’s kindness leads you toward repentance." Rom 2:4b and God "wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 1Tim 2:4 But for those who undervalue his judicial nature or take his grace for granted he says, "because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed." Rom 2:5 "Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD." Isa 26:10

Life on earth is the nearest the wicked will get to experiencing heaven and the nearest the righteous will get to experiencing hell.

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