Just A Thought August 18, 2020August 18, 2020
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When spring came we all saw the multiplicity of God’s color scheme in what He created. Granted, some may not like the pollen of that season, but we can all soak in and enjoy the beauty He gives us.
Getting to see and enjoy the wonderful color scheme He provides in the many flowers and plants, makes life more enjoyable, doesn’t it? It would be drab and dull if everything was just in black and white. There would be no life, no pizazz! Besides giving us beauty to enjoy, I think God was giving us a picture of the multiplicity of His love and grace.
To say God is only one-color or one dimensional is not correct. Or to say He only does this one thing and not another is incorrect. God has many facets if you will. In fact, in the Old Testament, He revealed Himself to His people through many different names describing His character. In revealing His names, He revealed the multiplicity of His Grace, His unmerited favor, doing for you what you can’t do on your own. This includes salvation, wholeness body, soul, and spirit, healing, peace, joy, righteousness, and so much more.
The New Testament Apostles knew and shared God’s great grace. Titus said (Titus 2:11-12, ESV), “11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.” James encouraged believers no matter what they encountered that “He gives more grace” (James 4:6).
God’s grace doesn’t diminish, grow weak, or disappear. The Apostle Peter encourages all believers to continue to grow in God’s grace. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” And “May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 3:18, 2 Peter 1:2 ESV).
Be reminded of God’s great grace, its multiplicity in your life as you enjoy His wonderful world and creation. Also understand you’ll be growing in the multiplicity of God’s grace as you get to know Jesus.