This post is Day 3 in a series of studies about “Grace”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Grace – Day 3

John 1:16

For out of His fulness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

The Thought

John is trying to describe all that Jesus accomplished on the cross for each one of us. He is trying to tell us that there is no limit to what Jesus has given us. For many of us there is a moment of conversion when we suddenly understand who Jesus was / is and why He died. For others there is no actual moment of conversion, but a slow acceptance and understanding of things we were taught from childhood.

Whether a sudden or a slow experience, it is a time of “Grace” that changes our view of life. In this verse John is telling us that the moment of believing is not the end. It is the beginning of much more. Yes it is a moment of receiving Grace, but there is much more of that Grace available to us.

The Amplified version of this verse of the Bible tells us:- “Out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favour upon favour, and gift heaped upon gift].”

For many of us it takes most of our lives to understand how much God did for us when He gave us His Son who was obedient to the end, and how He now sits in glory waiting for the right moment to return to earth and take those of us who remain to Heaven with Him to be His Bride! In the meantime the Holy Spirit is our helper who opens the scriptures to us and teaches us in our private prayer times all that we need to know for our earthly journey.

Action

Ask Holy Spirit today to help you realise how much Grace is available to you today, and what it means for your daily life.

Pray for the non-believers you know to receive Grace to understand God’s love.

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