Text: Romans 1:1-7
Topic: GRACE AND PEACE TO ALL
“To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7, NIV
According to Wikipedia, grace is “the love and mercy given by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it”. Grace is favour – the free and undeserved help that God gives us.
God is the initiator in the relationship of grace between God and man. When grace is received by faith, the result is peace with God.
Grace and peace are necessary twin companions for our Christian journey. Having this understanding prompted Apostle Paul, after acknowledging the impact of grace in his own life to request for increasing measure of both grace and peace for the Roman Christians.
Through grace we have the opportunity to respond to His call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. It is an attribute of God that is most manifest in the salvation of sinners.
If we are not going to run our Christian race in vain, we must appreciate that who we are in Christ is by grace and ensure that we are at peace with God and people always.
Do you feel like you are who you are by your power or intelligence? Remember that God is the source of all things. Appreciate Him for the grace and peace you enjoy.
Insight: You cannot run or win the race without grace and peace.
Prayer: LORD, please, let Your grace and peace continue to increase in my life.
RBT Passage: Proverbs 24-26