Acts 9May 16, 2014
2 Timothy 3:12 -Living Godly in ChristMay 17, 2014
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”
Paul makes a bold statement in this verse. He says that everyone is given grace. Grace has not been withheld from anyone. So that means you and I have been given grace. We need grace in this world today, don’t we?
With the thought that you have already been given grace, let’s look a little deeper into this idea. God’s grace has always been for man. He wanted the early fathers of the faith, the patriarchs of the Bible, to know and walk in His grace. In fact, grace was operating in the lives of these men long before the Law even came. God’s grace is all of who God is. And the operation of grace was seen over and over throughout the Old Testament and then expanded in the New Testament through the finished work of Christ.
But look at the rest of the verse above. You’ve been given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Meditate on that thought. According to the measure of the gift of Christ. What is the measure of the gift of Christ?
God’s grace is freely given, and it’s in accordance with the measure of the gift of Christ. Too often we think of God’s blessings and His grace operating in our lives in ounces. We might receive some good blessings one week and feel the measure we received was in overflowing capfuls. Yet another week we might see it in ounces.
According to Paul tells us. According to the immeasurable greatness of our God. According to the immeasurable finished work of Jesus Christ for you. Was His work incomplete? NO! Then God’s grace is immeasurable. It is not incomplete; in fact, it continues to grow in our lives.
Just when you think you’ve received or seen all of God’s grace, He blesses you more. His mercies, His grace are new every morning. And He’s ready to pour out more to you today, and then even more tomorrow, and so on. You and I can’t deplete God’s supply of grace because He has more than enough to meet your needs.