Grace is not only something we are supposed to receive from God, but a gift that is to be given to others. We are not to be a people who only know about needing grace; we are to be a people who know about giving grace.
What is grace? Often when I ask people for their definition of grace they say “grace is an acronym: it means grace received at Christ’s expense.” It is true that grace is received at Christ’s expense, but that answers the question “how do we get it” not “what is it.” You might well define grace as getting what you don’t deserve. The popular Christian band, TheNewsboys, sing a song called Real Good Thing. The chorus goes like this:
When we don’t get what we deserve That’s a real good thing. That’s a real good thing. When we get what we don’t…
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