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Living In Pure Grace

 

“I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him” (Romans 12:3 MSG).

I like to read the Message Bible. You just have to remember it’s not a literal translation but a contemporary language interpretation of scripture by a translator. Sometimes he hits the nail on the head and this is one of those verses. Paul tells us it’s all about God and living solely in His grace. We don’t bring goodness to Him He brings it to us. We can’t understand God by who we are and what we do for Him. We can only know God by who He is and what He has done for us.

We are in a place of rest when we just live in His pure grace.