Thursday, December 08, 2005

God's Grace (Part 1)

His love has no limit;
His grace has no measure;
His power no boundary known unto man.
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
--Annie Johnson Flint

Here are a few phrases from the Scriptures describing grace in quantitative terms:

...how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! (Romans 5:15 NIV)

...grace increased all the more… (Romans 5:20 NIV)

...God’s abundant provision of grace... (Romans 5:17 NIV)

...Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1 Peter 1:2 NIV)

But he gives us more grace... (James 4:6 NIV)

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. (John 1:16 NIV)

...and much grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33 NIV)

And God is able to make all grace abound to you... (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)

...because of the surpassing grace God has given you. (2 Corinthians 9:14 NIV)

...in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us... (Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV)

God is not stingy with grace. He is not a miser. He does not dole out grace in driblets. As a result, we who know Him know Him as wealthy in grace.

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