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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, February 18, 2019 TOPIC: THE GRACE OF GOD (III)

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CAC LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Monday, February 18, 2019

TOPIC: THE GRACE OF GOD (III)

Read: Ephesians 1:5-8
MEMORISE: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

EXPOSITION
In continuation of our study on the grace of God, we need to take a critical look at the roles grace and mercy play in our salvation. God’s grace and mercy are closely related. The two of them have their different parts in our salvation. Although, they are similar expressions of His favour and love, yet they possess a clear distinction. God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. We need the two of them as far as our salvation is concerned.

Mercy is God’s choice not to punish us as sins deserve, and grace is God’s choice of blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it. Mercy is deliverance from judgement. Grace is extending kindness to the unworthy. When we experience God’s mercy, we are spared punishment that we deserve (Tit 3:5). When we experience God’s grace, we receive favour that we do not deserve (Eph. 2:8). We ought to appreciate God for His loving-kindness toward us.

As earlier mentioned, the two of them have their specific parts in our salvation. As human beings, we deserve judgement, but if we receive Jesus Christ as our saviour, we receive mercy from God and we are delivered from judgement. We now receive salvation, forgiveness of sins, and abundant life by grace, instead of judgement (John 10:10). If there is anything we need to express our gratitude to God everyday of our lives, it should be for His mercy and grace upon our lives.

Conclusively, if you have not yet repented of your sins, and put your trust in Jesus, the only Saviour, you will face His bitter judgement someday (Rev. 20: 11-15). The wrath of God remains on you and you are storing up wrath every single day (Rom. 2:5). It is better that you receive grace and mercy from God today, so that you will not receive the deserved wrath of God some unexpected day.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, let Your mercy and grace abound in my life everyday, in Jesus’ name.
2. Lord, let Your mercy always speak for me whenever I go wrong before You as a man, in Jesus’ name.
3. Give me, oh Lord, the grace to grow higher in all aspects of my life, in Jesus’ name.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Leviticus 13:20 – 14:24; Matthew 28:6 – 28:20; Mark 1:1-1:7

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
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