To teach and believe in God’s Grace void or separate from Truth is both dangerous and detrimental to the believer. Grace and Truth go hand in hand and are joined, much like a marriage union. This union of Grace and Truth in a believer’s heart brings, or produces, life and fruit.
Jesus Himself carried this union and displayed Grace and Truth evidenced in His life and all He did.
Grace is God’s undeserved, unearned, favor. Grace cannot be bought, worked for or earned. God provided His Grace to us by giving us His only Begotten Son, His Greatest Treasure. His Grace is free, costing us nothing because Jesus paid the full price!
We enter into God’s Grace by faith.
God’s Grace saves us.
We are justified by God’s Grace.
Our election is by Grace.
By grace I am what I am.
God’s Throne is Grace.
Grace makes us accepted in the beloved.
We are called by His grace.
Peter declared that God’s Grace was manifold. Manifold simply means “of various colors, various in character, abundant, increase, abounding, mighty, multitude, plenteous.”
The Grace of God cannot be categorized by its character, method, or amount. God moves in various ways upon His creation, manifesting His Grace upon one in one manner, and upon another in another manner.
God gives us the Measure of Grace.
God is “Abundant in Goodness” (Grace) and Truth.
God’s Grace cannot be understood by the carnal mind of fallen man. Grace can only be experienced by and through faith.
God’s Grace is His enabling power to “be” and “do” all He has purposed for His people. Without His Grace, man cannot accomplish God’s Will no matter how great or small.
Jesus Himself grew to the place of accomplishing and fulfilling all of His Father’s purpose and plan because the grace of God was upon Him.
All we are, all we ever hope to be, all we have and will accomplish, is by and through the Grace of God.
No matter how difficult our circumstances may be, God’s Grace is sufficient for us. Jesus and His Grace are all we need.
The Grace of God is not a free ticket to do as you will or to live as you please. Nor is Grace a license to sin. Quite the contrary is true.
God’s grace leads us to Truth. Truth is a fence that protects as it restrains.
The same Grace of God that brings us Salvation also brings us restraining Truth, which teaches us to deny that which is ungodly and worldly and shows us how to live in purity before God in this present world. Grace without union with Truth leads people into the delusion that they are free to live to themselves and in the lasciviousness of the flesh.
The restraining, protecting fence of truth has sanctifying power. Together, the union of Grace and Truth bring the child of God not only into the glorious experience of salvation and forgiveness of sins, but also sanctifying the believer through the Truth of God’s Word that brings man into a harmonious fellowship and relationship with God.
God’s unearned Favor, His Divine Grace, calls mankind, saves mankind, and gives man enabling power without cost to man. Freely given by God, Grace leads us to Truth, which protects and restrains mankind, and which leads us to walk in the paths that are pleasing God.