Monday, August 17, 2009

Grace the new high

“Grace binds you with far stronger cords than the cords of duty or obligation can bind you. Grace is free, but when once you take it, you are bound forever to the Giver and bound to catch the spirit of the Giver. Like produces like. Grace makes you gracious, the Giver makes you give” – E. Stanley Jones 1884-1973

So many people seem to misunderstand grace. They think its like a get out of jail free card. To be played as in the game Monopoly as an easy way out in a moment of crisis. Well yes grace does provide a way out a way to forgiveness but it is anything but easy. It took the hardest thing that has ever happened in history to provide the way out. The death of the sinless God-man: Jesus.

Grace is not easy its hard and once you receive it you realise just how hard it is. But understanding how hard it was to accomplish and how little we could do to receive it, it compels us to live a life worthy of that grace.

Grace does not lower the bar but elevates it a new high.


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