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Is There a Limit to Grace?

March 24, 2017

Is there such a thing as too much grace? Is the grace we receive finite? Is there a limit to grace? God tells us here in James 4:6 that He gives us more and more grace. How much is more and more? God's Word tells us that Grace is available in an unending supply depending upon our need.

There are, however, parameters. Boundaries. When we are working against The Holy Spirit, and defying God, we don't get much in the way of grace. We get nudged, convicted and we are given every opportunity to make changes, but we can choose to walk in gracelessness. Even the word sounds awful. Gracelessness. Ugh. 

 

The surrounding verses in James 4 speaks about situations that lead to gracelessness. Things like; lusting after other people's things, taking credit for other people's work, being envious, being too proud of yourself, selfishness, self righteousness and hypocrisy. (Just to name a few.). We can easily find ourselves in these types of situations if we aren't diligently doing things God's way. It may start out small, but every little compromise leads down the road to more and more compromises. That first little compromise can turn into another compromise and into another and ... we get lost. How do we find our way back? 

 

We ask for directions. The Holy Spirit is always available to hear our admissions of compromise and led us back onto the path of righteousness. Forgiveness is never further away than asking. Admit and ask. Admit, ask and then turn away from the things that compromise our righteousness.

We have to try to do better. We have to try to walk the walk of the righteous. When we are trying to walk in gratitude and doing our best to become the person God has destined us to become, that's when we get more. More and more.

More and more grace to help us defy sin. More and more grace to live an obedient life. More and more grace to develop our faith. More and more grace to display our gratitude for our salvation. More and more grace to realize and remain humble. More and more grace. 

 

An Infinite amount and supply of grace. Continually gifted with grace. Continually gifted with more and more grace. More and more.

James 4:6 AMP
"But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].”  

 

 

 

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