The Power of God’s Grace

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Inspiration, Relational, Teaching | 0 comments

Acts 4:33-37 states: “With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.”

Happy Resurrection Day to you and yours. May we, as the apostles, continue with great power to testify of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. May His grace powerfully work in each of our lives as well. Isn’t this a part of why He died in the first place? By His grace He took us from death to life, from darkness to light, from being dominated by sin to deliverance by His Holy Spirit, from evil to righteousness, from pride to humility, from blindness to sight, and from God’s wrath to His forgiveness. Hallelujah! Praise His Holy Name!

Considering this powerful grace which is available and is working in the lives of His children, we must be careful not to frustrate the grace of God (Gal. 2:21). We can frustrate the grace of God by not realizing it cannot be obtained in any other way than through Jesus Christ. We can frustrate the grace of God by relying on our own righteousness apart from His. We can frustrate the grace of God by pridefully believing that we are keeping the law perfectly, not knowing that the law has condemned us when we fail in one little area. We frustrate the grace of God when we reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus. We frustrate the grace of God when we do not receive it to live transformed lives upon this earth.

The Apostle Paul mentions a person by the name of Demas in his letters three times. The first time he mentions Demas it is favorably with other good men.

Philemon 24 – “ as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow laborers.”

The second time Paul mentions him with no special words of praise as he does with Luke.

Colossians 4:14 – “Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.”

Lastly, Paul informs us of the downfall of Demas.

2 Timothy 4:10 – “for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world…”

It appears that Demas was no longer operating in the great power of God to testify of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus or to let God’s grace powerfully work in him. For had he focused on what Jesus did for him through His resurrection, he would have come to his senses in knowing the world could not provide him fulfillment nor satisfaction. And even if his affections and love wandered at times, he could have received God’s grace that powerfully works in the lives of believers especially when we fall short of God’s standards. May we never sin that grace may abound, but the very nature of God’s grace is to provide what we do not deserve.

No one can sit on a pedestal and look down on Demas for Christians today can surrender to the world just as easily as he did. There are so many devices used by Satan to lure us away from our Savior and His purpose for us. Many believe that religious disciplines, routines, and acts make them righteous. They have no clue that certain decisions are revealing their love for this present world too. We must all decide if we will allow God’s grace to work powerfully in us each day. May we not make the wrong decision as Demas did. His decision hurt Paul, hurt the work of the Lord, and most of all hurt him.

Let us celebrate the Lord’s resurrection this month wholeheartedly. If you have not received His grace by salvation, I pray you will today by clicking here to see how you can.

Have a Blessed Resurrection Day! Enjoy Our Risen Savior!

Paula is compassionately committed to biblically teach and mentor women who desire to be renewed in their minds by God’s eternal Word so their destinies will become a reality. She goes beyond sharing biblical principles to practical application for everyday living. Learn more here.

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