Saturday, February 20, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 February 20

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (Titus 2:11-15)

Today’s Morsel: One of the things about grace is that none of us is worthy of it. According to Wikipedia, “Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions. It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin.  Grace in Christianity is the free and unmerited favour of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowing of blessings.  Common Christian teaching is that grace is unmerited mercy (favor) that God gave to humanity by sending His son to die on a cross, thus delivering eternal salvation.  Bill Gothard, an American conservative Christian, has suggested "God's grace gives us the desire and the power to do His will.”  Paul said that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. God’s grace has been embodied in Jesus Christ.  John said, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).  Do you need grace today?  Then look to Jesus, He is full of grace and truth.

Sing:  Grace! Grace! God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within.  Grace! Grace! God’s grace, grace that is greater than all our sin.

Thought For Today: For by grace are you saved.

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