Characteristics of God · Grace Leads

The Price Paid (on Grace Leads)

Today, I began reading “Grace Leads”. This may be what my focus is on over the next few weeks. God has specific lessons in store for us, as we give ourselves to the studying of His Word. This book, “Grace Lead”, is one of many tools He can use in our lives! Though God led me to write it, I still have much to glean from this 5 week study.

In the session titled, “What is Grace?”, it focuses on the expanse of God’s grace. It goes above and beyond anything we could ever fathom. God’s grace is something to treasure. It is what God uses to lead us into a relationship with Him. It is how He removes barriers that separate us from Himself. God is rich in sharing His great grace with us, and we need to begin treasuring His grace. We need to step away from the barriers that keep us from God. We need to draw near to Him, and experience a greater intimacy with our Creator then ever before.

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased
our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.”
– Ephesians 1:7, NLT

Ephesians 1:7 is this session’s Scripture, and is where we find the word “purchased” in the middle of God’s grace and the forgiveness of our sins. I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 6:20 and 7:23, where we are reminded that we have indeed been bought with a price.

How often do we think about how we are bought with a price? 1 Corinthians 6:20 and 7:23 remind us of the need to let glorifying God be the motives for everything we do in our lives. While we faced a heavy debt as a result of our sinning against our Creator, God sent His Son Jesus to pay the price we could never pay. I know, I don’t think upon the purchasing of my spiritual freedom often enough.

Redemption could only come, by the means of Calvary.
Only Jesus could give me such freedom and deliverance!

Reflection Questions:

  1. How are we allowing the cost Jesus made, to change us from the inside out?
  2. As a result of knowing His grace, how are we choosing to treasure God’s great grace?
  3. How are we enjoying sweeter intimacy with our Creator?

“I–yes, I alone–will blot out your sins for my own sake
and will never think of them again.”
– Isaiah 43:25

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