Grace – Bible Study, Love

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect
in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
“For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own
doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
God’s Grace through faith in Jesus is all you need to truly know.
Even though I am a sinful man filled with regrets who has nothing to give but
love and faith, I cannot help trying to understand that that's all that is required. I
suppose I think in terms of committing crimes against God through sin and truly
deserving His Wrath. It's like when I did something wrong and the person I
transgressed gives me a hug when I needed punishment. The hug just makes me
feel worse. At least when I receive punishment I can feel good knowing I
deserved it. Yet, God would rather hug me than punish me and I just feel worse
yet redeemed in some way.
Over time, I have come to learn that I just need to understand God’s love and
mercy at face value. I think He sees my failings more as learnings than requiring
punishment. The best way I can illustrate this is when I periodically get a flash dream
of a man with short, curly dark hair smiling at me and extending his arms
towards me. It's a truly warm, loving experience.
So, one needs to understand the power of God’s grace. One needs to yield to
Him but when they fall, God’s loving Grace continues. It's this Grace that builds
faith and love toward Him.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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