The Nature Of God's Grace

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What is man that you are mindful of him? Or the son of man that you visit him? The grace of God is the love of God in action. It is the favor of God reaching out to save those who could not save themselves. Why then is this necessary? Why would God set a standard that we could not meet? How then can we have fellowship with Him? What can we expect of life in this fellowship? These are the questions answered in the study of the necessity of God’s grace.
We must understand the nature of ourselves. The creation of God was perfect. I believe that it was in the design of God for man to enjoy the life God had given him. Thus man was created with desires and needs for the purpose of producing joy in their fulfillment. Darkness is not a substance in and of itself. Just as darkness is the absence of light so sin is the expression of self in the absence of God’s holiness. It is the natural, God given, condition that a man desires sexual satisfaction. But, without the order of the Lord, namely, waiting till marriage, it is expressed as fornication. Many of the things we do that could be considered good are done by motivations that are out of context. Imagine a new
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He is called the righteous judge. He is able to judge rightly because He is omniscient, meaning that there is nothing He doesn’t know. He is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of a man’s heart. Sin, no matter the motivation, is not without consequence. The word says that the wages of sin is death. Going back to that new born child, the next step in growth is to learn. In addition to language and mobility, the child learns etiquette and relationship. As the child grows in understanding, one level to the next, this educational process grows as well. In the same way man learns what the will of the Father truly is and thus what constitutes sin. This understanding of God’s standard is called the law. This understanding, however, does not change the nature of the

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