Grace Defined: It Humbles Us
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self[a] was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” Romans 6:1-6
Reflecting on the scripture, the apostle Paul stated a precise response to the grace of our Lord towards us. It is humility before Him, because of His Grace that revived us, restored us, and resurrected us, we revere Him. His grace makes us love the Lord even more, with all that we are, for we are in awe of this undeserving love of our Heavenly Father.
If we only realize, the power of God’s grace in our lives is so wide and transforms us from glory to glory each day. As it humbles us, it continues to sanctify us into his likeness as His children worshipping Him in truth and in love. Today, we give the Lord the highest praise and thanksgiving because of this underserving favor, but since it stems from a Father’s love, it was lovingly given. Let us therefore be encouraged even more, as forgiven and freed people, honor the Lord, rejoice by walking with Him and share this powerful, life-changing gift of God’s grace to others.