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Do You Want More Grace From God?
By: David Hopkins
Sun, Sep 02, 2012
The Grace Of God
Have you ever wanted to know what makes God so good?
Or why good things happen for bad people?
Or what causes God to stop your suffering?
Or what pleases God the most?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then keep reading to learn a fact about grace and faith that could put you over the top in the mercy and favor of God.
God Is More Than Fair
God's preferred method of grace is a much fairer and better system than most people's preferred method of favoritism.
God's grace is not biased in any way.
It doesn't matter if you're popular, rich, beautiful or famous.
It doesn't matter if you're the hardest worker or the best butt kisser.
No outgoing personality or gift of gab required.
No specific race, color or creed is necessary.
And it doesn't matter where you came from, who you know, or what you or your family accomplished in life.
And even the people who reject God still receive His wonderful grace and never-ending mercy.
Grace Is Unmerited Favor
You can't buy God's grace neither is there anything you can do to earn it.
No one is good enough to earn God's grace.
That's a free gift.
And besides, His grace was pre-determined before the beginning of time.
God said to Moses that He will be gracious and show mercy to whoever He wants. (Exodus 33:19).
And judging by the state of the world today, this obviously includes the wicked and the unjust as well as the good and the obedient.
There's no doubt the Lord loves us all.
But there's a way that allows anyone to receive more of God's grace and more specifically based from one simple principle.
And that simple principle is simply called...
Faith Is Not Work But Building Faith Requires Work
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
This is where a lot of people get confused because the truth is, if a person builds enough faith In the word of God to receive a blessing, then guess what, that person will receive that blessing and thereby receive grace from God.
Meaning, you didn't do anything to earn the favor but you believed enough to receive it.
But there's a catch, you have to work to get enough faith to please God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
This means, you have to study the word of God in order to believe God without any hindering doubts.
And because no one can deny that, studying to understand knowledge that sticks in your mind to the point of consistently doing is very hard work which requires a lot of reading, repeating, memorizing, reciting and practicing over time.
Your Faith Can Be Seen By Your Work
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Either you have enough faith and it's seen by your obedient actions and by resisting disobedient actions against tremendous pressure.
Or you don't have enough faith and it's seen by your failure to act obediently and by your felonious actions from a level of disbelief.
Meaning you prove or disprove your faith in both doing and not doing on both sides.
And it takes wisdom to discern which actions or lack of actions count towards your faith in every different situation.
Nevertheless faith surrounds work from the work required to build faith, and the work that proves your faith, but yet faith is believing and by no means is it work.
Which is why it is confusing to some people.
Practice Grace To Please God The Most
In fact Jesus taught that we should practice grace by being good to the wicked and the unjust like our heavenly father is good to them.
He also taught to practice grace by giving to anyone that asks of you, and not just loved ones, family members, friends and people who can pay you back.
What's more, He said do these things if you want to be perfect like your heavenly father is perfect. (Matthew 5:40-48)
Therefore grace is what makes a person more obedient than another person.
And grace is the next level of obedience and pleases God the most.
Jesus said "I will have mercy and not sacrifice". (Matthew 9:13)
And since grace is also being merciful you'll benefit from the blessing of being merciful as well.
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
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