God’s Grace Hard Works

My Pondering

What we can glean from this verse is that God’s grace, His unmerited favor, can be waisted; offered in vain.

However, it should be used as a catalyst and propeller to drive us work hard, for good works as Paul shares. That in one sense it was He that was working and co-operating with God’s calling yet at the same time, it was the marvelous fresh grace which was empowering him.

But where sin abounded,

grace abounded much more,

Rom 5:20

A.W. Tozer – “We can never know the enormity of our sin, neither is it necessary that we should. What we can know is that ‘where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.’ To ‘abound’ in sin: that is the worst and the most we could or can do.

The word abound defines the limit of our finite abilities; and although we feel our iniquities rise over us like a mountain, the mountain, nevertheless, has definable boundaries: it is only so large, so high, it weighs only this certain amount and no more.

But who shall define the limitless grace of God? Its ‘much more’ plunges our thoughts into infinitude and confounds them there. All thanks to God for grace abounding.”

David Fincher

Marvelous grace, fresh each morning. Let’s abide and relish in it but never get complacent or allow it to be an excuse to willfully sin.

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