Grace is such a wonderful word to the believer.
When was the last time you spent some time reflecting on what it means to be the beneficiary of grace – undeserved grace from our glorious God?
“For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:16 (ESV)
“Our ‘receivings’ by Christ are all summed up in this one word: grace; … even grace, so great a gift, so rich, so invaluable; we have received no less than grace; this is a gift to be spoken of with an emphasis. It is repeated, grace for grace; for to every stone in this building, as well as to the top stone, we must cry, ‘Grace, grace.’
It is the grace; the good will of God towards us, and the good work of God in us. God’s good will works the good work, and then the good work qualifies us for further tokens of His good will.
As the cistern receives water from the fullness of the fountain, the branches sap from the fullness of the root, and the air light from the fullness of the sun, so we receive grace from the fullness of Christ.
‘Grace for grace’ is abundance of grace, grace upon grace, one grace heaped upon another.”
~Matthew Henry, 1662-1714
“Grace is favor shown to people who don’t deserve any favor at all.”
~Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 1899-1981