1 Peter 4:10 – As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied Grace.
I have posed this question to many people about the Grace of God. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of God’s Grace? Almost to the person the first thought is the Saving Grace of God and rightfully so. But, is there more to God’s Grace?
We read from Ephesians as the Apostle Paul penned in Chapter 2 verse 8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing. It is the gift of God”. Also we read from Titus Chapter 2 verse 11 “For the Grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people. So just in those two verses we can see why our first thoughts would be directed to God’s grace of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
As we read in 1 Peter we see that it is also the continued working of God’s Grace in our lives that we use the gifts God has given us to serve each other. God did not save us to just sit around and do nothing. He has work for us to do. Now these works don’t save us but they are definitely evidences of our Salvation. Praise God for his Saving Grace but let’s also understand it is God’s Grace that continues to work in our lives to grow Kingdom of God for his glory.
In Romans 12:6a we read “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us; let us use them”. For the glory of God let us be good stewards of God’s grace that is working in our lives.
Dale A. Jennings