The word ‘grace’ is used over 130 times in the NT. It has a wide variance of meaning but basically it means, “good will, loving-kindness, favor and merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues”
Read these few verses, and as you do, stop and consider all that His grace has done in your life. Through His Word we are given a glimpse of His glory, we can know the Truth and we are redeemed by His grace. Such a good hope we have by His grace and as we grow in grace, we can grow in the knowledge of Him Who by His own blood has saved us as His own.
While the rest of the world is thinking about football, parties and all the activities that are part of this particular weekend, meditate on that word ‘grace’ and how His grace has given you so much.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.