“For you know that you were not redeemed from your vain way of life inherited from your fathers with perishable things, like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:18-19
That we humans can receive grace from God today is a wonderful message. Grace is free and can not be earned. Grace can only be received and when you do that, it results in that God works in and through your life. Everything God does is by grace. We cannot bribe, pay or sacrifice anything to make God work. The only thing that makes God do anything is because of Jesus’ death and resurrection for us humans. What Jesus has done for us, has made abundant grace available now to be received by faith.
Therefore, when we come to God through Jesus, the door is open. When we pray to the Father in Jesus’ name, He hears and answers. When we believe and trust Jesus in every area of our lives, He helps us. Grace transforms hearts and people’s lives today. By the grace of God, miracles happen today. Through God’s grace, people become free, both from guilt and shame, but also from all sorts of different types of addictions. Grace is not a license to sin but quite the opposite, it helps you not to fall for the temptations of sin. Grace means help from God and He is a professional at helping people.
That we can now receive grace and help from God is all because of Jesus’ death and resurrection for us. The price that Jesus had to pay so that we could receive free grace was expensive. Because Jesus, the Son of God, took the punishment we deserved, we can go free. Jesus’ precious and spotless blood flowed for our sake. It was not the nails that kept Jesus on the cross, but it was His love for you and me that did it. Jesus went through an incredible anguish in His soul for us. He was betrayed, beaten, ridiculed and abandoned. Jesus paid an expensive price for you so that you can receive mercy today. It warms and gladdens His heart when He sees that you receive what He paid for. And, when you receive by faith, it also warms and gladdens your heart.
Thank you dear Jesus for everything.
God bless you.
/ David Billström