” Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God’s glory. The free gift of God’s grace makes us right with him. Christ Jesus paid the price to set us free.”
Romans 3:23-24 NIRV
Grace, what does it mean to you?
Does it mean to you that you treat people the way you want to be treated? Or does it mean that when someone cuts you off in traffic you sit there and honk and yell. Or you let them go and just move on?
To me it means that God has given us so much grace, so much forgiveness, that He was willing to send his one and only Son down. Down to die for our sins. His grace is so sufficient that we don’t even realize that we are given it by our Heavenly Father at times. He tells us to love one another and give Grace just as He gives it so freely to us.
So to answer the question above. Yes the person in front of you did cut in front of you in traffic. You have a choice. You can scream and holler, honk, whatever it is you do when you’re mad in the car. Or, you can be gracious and loving. You can decide that even though they did cut you off, they don’t deserve to be treated poorly like that. They deserve forgiveness just as we would want for ourselves.
I would be lying if I didn’t say that I haven’t had road rage a time or two. But, when I do, I find myself asking, is this the way I would act if Jesus was sitting right there in front of me? And I find myself thinking no, I wouldn’t want to act that way. I’m ashamed of how I can act sometimes, I’m not perfect and will never claim to be perfect. But God’s giving me so much grace. So much that it’s overwhelming at times. So much, that it’s humbling to think that Jesus died for me. So that my sins could be forgiven and be given more grace than I deserve.
“God gave Christ as a sacrifice to pay for sins through the spilling of his blood. So God forgives the sins of those who have faith. God did all this to prove that he does what is right. He is a God of mercy. So he did not punish for their sins the people who lived before Jesus lived. God did all this to prove in our own time that he does what is right. He also makes right with himself those who believe in Jesus.”
To conclude this post, God’s grace is sufficient. He is so gracious to forgive you for your sins and all that you have done in your life time. He sent His son down to die for us, and He didn’t have to.
My question for you today is this, are you going to allow God into your heart, and accept Him and the grace that he gives freely? Or are you going to spend your days wishing that you had accepted Him and His mercy? The choice is yours.