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Monday 25 November 2019
WILL YOU ABUSE THE GRACE❓
Addressing those early Jewish Christians, Paul saw the need to help them understand that the doctrine of grace, which he had maintained, was not a license to sin-i.e., grace does not allow the indulgence of sinful desires and corrupt passions. Though freed from the rites and ceremonies of Mosaic laws, it was only freedom from that which would oppress the spirit; not from that which lays restraint on the flesh. In other words, he was warning them to not abuse grace.
A preacher of grace or one who believes in free grace, and yet lives carelessly in sin or worldliness doesn’t really understand what grace is all about. The same gospel that proclaimed to us liberty from ceremonial law, equally binds us still faster under the moral law (1 John2:3-6). Having received God’s infinitely gracious gift in salvation through Jesus (John 3:16; Rom 5:8), we should, out of gratitude, live to please, and not satisfy our fleshly desires (Rom 12:1-2).
As Christians, we’re not under the Old Testament Law. But, that doesn’t mean we’re not under any law at all; for we’re under the Law of Christ. It is a law of love (Matt 22:37-40). Keeping that law isn’t what makes us Christians, but it is what God expects us to live by because we are Christians. As David. Ogbueli wrote, “He who has given us grace, a new heart, and a new nature has truly deprived us of all excuse if we do not live for His own praise.” So, happy is that saint that rejoices in the Free Grace God has provided, but never forgets to WATCH, PRAY, and put his or her body under subjection, lest he or she falls into temptation!
Let’s not abuse grace. Instead, let’s keep walking in the newness of the life we received in Christ.
Lord, I acknowledge that I’ve been bought with a price. I therefore commit to live for You and You alone.
BIBLE READING FOR THE YEAR:
2 Samuel 21-22; 3 John
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