Author: Ron Graham

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Word Study: Grace

Word family: Grace, gracious, gratitude


Synonyms: kindness


Related ideas: Love, mercy, forgiveness, unworthiness, salvation, faith and obedience, law, joy, thanksgiving, gifts.


Definitions: Grace is kindness, merciful favour. It characterises God’s attitude toward us, and generates our gratitude toward him.


Greek References: karis (charis) 5485 (Strong) cf 5463, 5483-5487, 2168-2170


Scripture:

  We are saved by grace   We continue in God's grace   We show gratitude [good grace] to God

Comment: Grace is said to be free, in the sense that we do not have to have the wherewithal to pay for it. It is a gift of God. However grace is not unconditional. It requires belief in God's promises and obedience to his commandments. Whilst neither faith nor obedience merit salvation, they are necessary in order to receive salvation by grace. (cf Romans 1:5)


Best lessons: Grateful for Grace, Law and Grace


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