Learn to USE Your Bible – Week Six – Part Four 💕
For your Daily Quiet Time in the coming week:
First repeat your personalized prayer from Ephesians.
Next read Psalm 119:18 & 34 aloud, as a prayer.
“Open my eyes to see
the wonderful truths in your instructions.
“Give me understanding, so that I may keep your Word
and observe it with all my heart.”
And finally, spend time searching the Scriptures for more information about what God’s GRACE means to you as a believer.
Look for GRACE :
in the Concordance of any Bible you have in your possession. Follow the cross-references and foot-notes to gain a better insight into each verse. Read the surrounding verses for each reference. Lifting a single scripture out of context is often the beginning of false doctrine.
Here are a few verses to begin:
Grace is an attribute of God:
- Exodus 22:2;7, 33:19;
- Nehemiah 9:17,
- 1 Peter 5:10
The supreme revelation of the grace of God is found in the incarnation, ministry, and atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus.
Scripture teaches that:
Justification is by grace: Romans 3:24; Titus 3:7
Salvation is by grace at every point: Ephesians 1:7 , 8
Election is by grace: Romans 11:5, 6
Faith is the gift of grace: Acts 18:27; Ephesians 2:8, 9
Spiritual Gifts are of grace: Romans 12:6
Comfort, Hope, and Strength spring from grace: 2 Corinthians 12:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:16
The Greek word translated grace or favor is charis and is used 156 times in the New Testament. Some verses containing the word are: John 1:13-18; Acts 13:43, 14:3, 20:24; Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 1:12, 4:15
You can search for more information at these links:
Biblegateway.com Keyword = grace
As you continue throughout this week please read with an eye toward how this Message Of Grace applies to you personally. It can, and will refresh and renew your faith and your excitement for the things of God.
Jesus came to bring us grace and truth. (John 1:17) He told his followers I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I have come that you might have LIFE and life more abundantly.
Receive it! Believe it. And as James taught – live like it.
“And now I commend you to the care of God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build you up and give you the blessings God has for all his people.” Acts 20:32