Grace….

God's Redemption At Christ's Expense. G.R.A.C.E.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

This scripture for me men has been a life changer through the years and is one that comes back to me when I seem to need it most. When I think about this scripture and can take the time to draw on my own limited perception of the “Throne of Grace” I am overcome by the splendor and goodness of God. Who through His Son that allows me direct access to that Throne. Ephesians 1:7-9 tells the Story – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known[c] to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

That Throne for which when I close my eyes and envision each of us there on our knees seeking that which we need most in that moment. Maybe it is peace, or healing, or maybe it is wisdom or comfort. That Throne for which we take the prayers for each other and for our families and friends. That very Throne in we have been and received the grace and joy of salvation.

There is no shortage of Grace to those who humble themselves before our Mighty God. As we see in James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore is says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to humble. There is more grace at the throne that we need or can image.

It is from this very Throne that God has give us each the ministry of reconciliation. He who has reconciled us to Himself through His One and Only Son also calls us to be reconciled with each other. That calls each of a life of love, trust, suffering and obedience. I am reminded of Psalm 84:11-12 (one of my personal favorites). 11For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12O Lord of Hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You!

Father in heaven let us not forget today the Great Redemption At Christ Expense that each of us has received. Help us to today to give of that Grace freely to those we encounter as is has been so freely given to each of us in abundance. That grace for which we are given that which we do not deserve. Thank you Father for the assurance of Your Grace and give each of my brothers the Grace they need for the each moment today. Amen!!

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