3 things that the Grace of God does:
2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” God sees us as righteous- positionally and not in performance. We are as righteous as Jesus in our position. But we are not there in our performance as yet. He enables us to become righteous. We need to cooperate in that process. One of the signs that we are truly saved is that we want to become like Jesus.
When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden, they could eat from the tree of life but they sinned and chose the other tree. What happened in the Garden of Eden has been reversed in Jesus. Now we have eternal life through Jesus. 1 John 5:13 “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
So how we live our lives is important. Law doesn’t have any hold on us. He placed us into his family. Everything Jesus owns is ours- we are co-heirs. He has delivered us from the bondage of sin.
Titus 2: 11- 14 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
The Grace of God s not a license to sin. We are able to say no to sin and worldly passions and live upright in this present age.
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