Grace is one of God’s most favorite dispositions. It is the regulatory inclination that embodies His love, kindness, goodness, and patience.
Small wonder then that in scripture He uses such powerful, descriptive language to instruct His people in this most illustrious part of His nature. Riches and surpassing riches of His grace. Abounding in grace. Reigning in life by grace.
Jesus as the ultimate gift of grace. We should not think lightly of the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience. If we are being made into God’s image then in Christ we too must become rich in grace.
Of all the arguments in favor or against the power of grace, perhaps the one that has never been answered effectively surrounds the issue of being rich in grace.
- What does that look like?
- How can we be compatible with the virtues of God, which are espoused in grace?
- If we are not rich in grace then we are poor in the area of representing the fullness of His love. What does being poor in grace look like?
- How can an ignoble grace reflect the majesty and the beauty of God’s nature and character?
Surely, if God were deficient in grace then He could not ever be unchanging in a way that would inspire trust and confidence.
“I am delighted to be a contributor with my great friend, David Crabtree, on UnfailingGrace.com. I look forward to seeing an online community of people developing in the love, mercy, and goodness of God.” – Graham Cooke, Author, Speaker
Graham Cooke – BrilliantPerspectives.com