“I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die” (Galatians 2:21, NLT).
Grace is talked about a lot but doesn’t often make it past that stage. It seems grace is treated as something we receive at the time we accept Christ or mercies we experience as we go through life. But it’s so much more than one time forgiveness or occasional blessings. As Paul said here, Christ died because the law couldn’t make us right with God. His life and death are what brought us grace, which is the most important thing to happen ever.
As we learn more about God, who he is and how he thinks, we see his “operating system” if you will, is Grace 1.0 with no revisions necessary. God is love and grace, and for us, his love and grace can become our way of life. If we are living in harmony with God and in rhythm with his life, it will permeate everything we do and say, from the way we see ourselves and all people, our interaction with them and the way we view the future. May his grace fill our lives and may he help us live it out.