Today we read more on the power of God’s grace. God’s grace is our shield. It is a gift with supernatural mighty power. God gave us Jesus out of grace. Grace and peace come together. The following verses show us the importance of having them and who can have them.
For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.
Hebrews 2:9 (God’s grace is linked to Jesus’ redemption)
What we do see is Jesus, who was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone.
James 4:6 (God gives grace generously)
And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Ephesians 3:7 (God’s grace comes with His mighty power)
By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.
Acts 20:32 (message of God’s grace builds us up)
“And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.
Romans 12:6 (spiritual gifts to do God’s work depend on God’s grace)
In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
2 Corinthians 1:12 (holiness and sincerity are dependent on God’s grace)
[ Paul’s Change of Plans ] We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you.
2 Corinthians 9:14 (no limit to grace)
And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.
WHO MAY HAVE GRACE AND PEACE?
Romans 1:7 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Colossians 1:2 We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.
1 Thessalonians 1:1 [ Greetings from Paul ] This letter is from Paul, Silas, and Timothy. We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God give you grace and peace.
1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians 1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2 , Philemon 1:3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
1 Timothy 1:2
I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. 2 Timothy 1:2 I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. 2 Timothy 2:1 [ A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus ] Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.
I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace. Titus 3:15 Everybody here sends greetings. Please give my greetings to the believers—all who love us. May God’s grace be with you all.