Enjoy it

Grace is about God

Grace is about God

William Newell says:  Grace is God acting freely, according to His own nature — as Love; with no promises or obligations to fulfill; and acting of course, righteously — in view of the cross.

God extends grace to us because it’s consistent with His nature.  We have nothing to do with it.  It’s ALL about Him and not about us.  It’s not easier for God to extend grace if we live wisely.  It’s not harder if we live foolishly. 

Jesus fulfilled every obligation a holy God might impose.  We simply believe it.  Anything more insults Jesus.  Any promises we make or obligations we create are self-imposed because grace can’t obligate. 

We don’t add to or improve grace with our promises or self-imposed obligations.  The best we can do is respond. 

Grace is meant to be received and enjoyed.

Grace Freak Dan

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3 Comments on “Enjoy it”

  1. Kevin Says:

    I like that quote good stuff, one to really think about over and over

  2. Dan Rockwell Says:

    Thanks Kevin, now if we can stop trying to earn grace and begin enjoying it we’ll begin the Christian life.

  3. Eric Says:

    thank God for grace. i am glad that Gods grace is defined as devine influance psalms 23 says he leadeth me and he guides me but my response to that grace is my faith. we are saved by grace through faith. and let us not mix a work of the law or work of the flesh with a work of faith in repentence or a work that says come to the front and pray at the alter and accept the lord as your personal savouir. those who define a legalist as someone who obeys christ and his commandments simply are teaching an antichrist doctrine, started in the sixteen hundreds and spoken of in the bible as Gnostic.dan try looking up the marcionites. or read tertullions homily on baptism. he really is specific in telling the arguments of the gnostics and the scriptures that they use. may God be with you in this journey

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