Grace is a Gift – Receive Responsibly – Inspirational Bible Verses

grace gift receive responsibly Romans 6

Riding the rapids is more fun than sitting calmly in a boat in the middle of a pond. But it is in the rapids where the most danger occurs.

Grace is a wondrous gift bestowed on us by a gracious forgiving God. Grace leads many believers to think that they can ride the raging waters of the temptations of this world, flirting with the dangers that are painfully clear without believing that they will suffer the consequences of their actions. I see it happen all the time.

Grace is a gift, receive responsibly.

A baby Christian recently baptized in grace, adheres to the letter of the mercy bestowed, by living humbly and thankful before their Redeemer. But many Christians, after the newness wears off are drawn back into their sinful lives, confident with their new covering of grace. Many older Christians do  the same.

Paul warns us in Roman 6 that this is a dangerous proposition. He tells us that the way of grace is crystal clear, explaining that the old life was nailed with Christ to the cross. Not only are we incorporated in with Christ’s conquering of sin by his death on the cross, we are also included in Christ’s giving of life by the power of His resurrection. In his death Jesus took down sin, when He arose He brought life-giving grace to all humanity.

Give all glory and praise to Jesus. It was Jesus Christ our Lord who in bitter, horrible pain poured out His life blood from His sacred veins that we might be redeemed. It is only by His blood that was poured out, that we may obtain grace and eternal life.  The precious stream that brings salvation is blessed through endless ages, and redeems the world from pain, suffering and torment.

May we lift our voices, swelling like a mighty flood, as we cry louder and louder and praise His precious blood. Blood that receives, and blood that sends. Blood that opens and blood that closes.  Blood that will raise you high and blood that will bring you down. It is the blood and nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Grace is a gift, receive responsibly.

With His Grace is the gift of eternal life. The Bible says that we will reign with God in heaven. We will have direct access to the Creator of the universe. Jesus will be our shepherd, who will personally lead us. In 1 Corinthians, Paul tells us that we will see Him “face to face” and “now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” Heaven will be a big celebration. It will also be a place of righteousness and peace. The Bible says that we cannot imagine what heaven will be like, but that it will exceed our expectations.

There we will experience the wonder of having a new and glorious body, alive with God’s energy and an eternal, youthful vigor. Imagine having that wonderful body, and living in a world where people are loving, and where there is peace, safety, and eternal love without any pain, sorrow or suffering. The God who cannot lie promises this wonderful life to all believers, and it is available to anyone who will come to God through Jesus Christ.

If we offer ourselves to sin, it is our last free act. But when we offer ourselves to God and His grace the freedom will never end – in this life, and the life to come.

Because of the grace we have in Christ, we are to live free in grace even in the face of many tests and trials that we face in life.  We are to trust our focus and our faith totally in the Lord—His person, plan, principles, promises, and purposes to us, as set forth in the Scriptures.

Grace is a gift, receive responsibly.



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16 replies

  1. Yes Darrell very True, it is not as some claim, we will sin till we die but it’s OK because we are forgiven, we are to reckon ourselves dead to sin, not say we will, as a man thinks in his heart so he does.

    When we are perfected in Love which we are all to aim for, we can’t sin, Love does not sin because Love is of God’s seed and He does not sin.

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

    John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man/woman deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne

  2. Beautiful words filled with wisdom. All of us young and old should still be filled with wonder – wonder and awe that God Himself would come down from heaven and spill his own blood to save us – His enemies. We accept God’s grace to us and we are enemies no longer. Praise be to God Almighty!

    Thank you Darrell, blessings to you and yours. Thank you for allowing me to share.🙂
    Greg

  3. Amen Darrell i agree. Grace is a gift, receive responsibly. Very good and uplifting message! Good to see you back. Blessings to you and Gracie!

  4. Reblogged this on towcjm and commented:
    GRACE, OUR UNMERITED FAVOR THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB THAT WAS WORTHY & THAT LAMB WAS THE ONE AND ‘ONLY’ CHRIST JESUS, AMEN. PRAISE HIS SWEET HOLY NAME FOR SAVING A WRETCH LIKE ME FROM THE PITS OF HELL. HE CAN DO THE SAME FOR YOU MY FRIENDS, LOVED ONES. IF YOU ARE NOT A CHILD OF GOD I/WE PRAY IN PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU WILL SEEK THE FACE OF GOD & ALL HIS RIGHTEOUS AND GIVE YOUR HEART, MIND & SOUL TO CHRIST JESUS, TODAY, AMEN….LOVE.

  5. I like your phrase, “Grace is a gift. Receive responsibly.” As follower of Christ, we don’t use grace as an excuse to sin. In fact, because we know our sins have been forgiven by grace, it should eager us to be holy and do good works. Good works don’t save us, but it is an outflow of being saved because faith without works is dead. I like what John Macarthur once said: Good works is not a means to salvation. Rather, salvation is a means to good works. So true. Thanks again for sharing!

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