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Grace, cont’d…..

GRACE is God’s power being made perfect in our weaknesses, etc.  Let’s take a look at that word, “perfect.” (John 17:4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”  Here, translated as “finished,” we can see that grace must work its power in our sufferings.  Without it, we cannot finish the works and purpose for God’s calling upon us.  We must finish the work he has given us to do.

(Heb 2:10) For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

The narrow way is fraught with sufferings and hardships, so it is highly desirable for those who wish a smooth, prosperous way, to choose the wide road that leads to destruction in the coming kingdom as opposed to salvation in the coming kingdom.

This is a quote from a favorite pastor of mine:

                                 EVIDENCE OF GRACE: CONTENTMENT

2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always

having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” The word sufficiency is

used and better translated in 1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

Grace is working when you have contentment. Contentment affects your giving as found in the

context of 2 Corinthians 9:8. Acts 4:33-34 “And with great power gave the apostles witness of

the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34. Neither was there

any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them,

and brought the prices of the things that were sold,…” When there is contentment, then

generosity will abound. When grace reigns then good works also abound and these good works

are well pleasing to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am:

and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly

than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”

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June 17, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately

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