Grace and Mercy are two of the most powerful gifts a person can receive from the Lord. Grace is a gift from God. God is the only one who can give Grace. Therefore no one can earn it, no one is entitled to it, and no one is deserving of it. Mercy is when a person does not get what they deserve. Grace is when a person gets what they do not deserve. Grace can only be given by God, but Mercy is to be given by both God and man.
Grace is unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification when a person gets what they do not deserve (Dictionary and Thesaurus | Merriam-Webster). Grace is the only way man can be saved and God freely gives his Grace to whosoever will receive it. Grace is a free gift, grace is given and not something a person can work for or buy. There is nothing a human can do to obtain grace. Mankind deserves eternal hell and damnation, but because of God’s grace, believers are able to spend eternity with him. Grace is what the believer experiences when they believe in their heart the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and confesses with their mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace Romans 11:6 (NIV). And, again in Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:2 NIV). But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the gra...
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...I meditated on the God’s Grace and Mercy, I suddenly realized it is all about Grace, God’s Grace. The fullness I have in my heart, the joy, the peace, the love, it is all about the Grace of God. As I was thinking about Easter and the celebration of the resurrection in the next couple of weeks. It brought me to tears that Jesus died and took the punishment that I deserved and I was reflecting on how the Holy Spirit set me free from the awful bondages I was in. The conclusion I came to is that His Grace is truly amazing! Only a perfect God can give Grace. I believe this revelation of Grace grown deeper roots in me. Because of this course, my husband and I have had some good conversations of how God has set us apart from the world. We should be able to show mercy and pardon to others, because of the price Jesus paid for us and pardoned us of our sins. Mercy and Grace.
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