Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Abundant Grace

Dear Saints, the Lord speaks peace to us who are in Christ. 

Psalm 90:16-17 
Let thy work appear unto thy servants, 
and thy glory unto their children. 
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: 
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; 
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

These verses from Psalm 90 come after the Psalmist speaks of days of weariness and trouble. But then God takes that weariness and trouble, some of it through simply living in a fallen world and some of it through our own foolish and sinful choices, and He makes it beautiful. As we walk in Christ, the Father reveals His love to us through all the troubles of life. In fact, those bitter troubles are part of what makes God’s grace so amazingly sweet.
         We stand here in awe before our Holy God. It is true that He is holy and that we are in continual and dire need of His grace. But His abundant grace is exactly what He promises to you in Jesus Christ.
         Romans 8:16-17 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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