Friday, September 2, 2016

EXCEEDING GRACE - By Robert E. Hanna

Robert E. Hanna

Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 9:14

The Corinthian saints had expressed and demonstrated their generosity in contributing to the laborers in Christ their faithfulness and love. In view of this proof of their sincerity, Paul appealed to them in behalf of the poor saints, that they share with them their material substance as a collection was to be made for delivery by Paul's colaborers. Paul expresses his confidence in their certain participation on the basis of the EXCEEDING GRACE OF GOD in them. He feels assured of their "liberal distribution unto them [the needy saints]" (verse 13)·

The degree of grace that is exercised by us (who are saved) is according to our own discretion because we are endued with unlimited grace by our Lord Jesus Christ. "Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Romans 5:1 & 2).

The gift of grace that the believer receives provides strength to endure, power to perform and patience to sustain. In his first letter addressed to the Corinthian saints, the apostle writes: "Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 1:3 &4). Grace is dispensed by the Lord Jesus Christ in such volume that we are hard put to take its measure. "But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto tile humble" (James 4:6). "Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ" (Ephesians 4:7).

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