Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
Paul in today’s scripture talks about writing a bold letter because of the grace given. Now the grace was not to write but because of Paul himself going through what he was writing about that gave him authority to do so.
The term being humble does not mean to belittle oneself. It means to help or encourage someone to your position. One who is not successful cannot be humble to be humble one needs to succeed first.
Also the term grace does not mean favor. Favor comes when someone pleases. God favor too falls on us when we please Him. Grace is understood by studying its Hebrew word and its root. The Hebrew word for grace is ‘chen’ and comes from ‘chanan’ to be merciful or meaning mercy.
Grace can be put simply as all the mercy required to overcome that which the grace is given for. Thus grace is not blanket but specific. The grace of salvation is given to all that have faith for mercy comes only through faith (believing in the truth).
Receiving grace does not mean already an overcomer it only means that which was not possible is now possible. Grace given for one area does not mean it can be used in another area. Paul had the grace to overcome in most of the areas like the area which he writes about in today’s scripture but in one area he struggled and God did not help him but wanted him to overcome by himself, the words ‘My grace is sufficient for thee’ did not mean he had receive less grace or was unable to use it but meant he had received grace in all those areas which the Lord knew he could not overcome by himself.
If we are low in faith then we can pursue the grace of God but if we are strong in faith and yet struggle in some area or other and cry to the Lord then the Lord will tell us like He told Paul, ‘My grace is sufficient for thee’.
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Merciful God. You shower your mercy on all mankind but shower your grace only on those who are your children for they hold the seed of faith. Lord we pray we strengthen our faith so that we receive sufficient grace. We pray in the area we are called to overcome we use patience for if we were overcomers only by grace then we will not be called overcomers and thus not eligible to the great reward in Heaven…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Psalms 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed [each other]
Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Dated 7 Jan 2020