Receiving God’s Grace

Corner of my world.

Purpose. I cannot think of a more satisfying purpose than living our life glorifying our heavenly Father. This is my corner where I consider His word and comment. Scripture is full of real life situations  that reveal God’s thoughts and ways. Here is an example from Deuteronomy 7:7-11.

“The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the Lord brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”

Moses is talking to believers. They had been saved by God’s grace, love, and promises that He had made to Abraham. These descendants of Jacob were redeemed and set free from their bondage. That sounds like us. God’s grace redeemed us through His Son’s shed blood. Birthed in His love, we are set free from Satan’s captivity. Through faith we now receive the promised Holy Spirit.

“Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” We are experiencing God’s covenant of grace, the new covenant promised long ago. It came with a new command.

“but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.” (Deuteronomy 7:7-11 NASB)

His chosen people had a lot of rules to remember. Now it’s much simpler. God’s New Covenant of Grace has one all encompassing commandment. Love, as defined by Jesus.

“Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:33-35 NASB)