1 Corinthians 15:10 —–But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
When a non-believer repents and accepts Christ as His Lord and uses the grace that God gives and results are seen what happens to the older brothers who have not seen results in their life? The elder brother complained the Father never gave him anything but the Father replies, “All that I have is yours.” If we do not accept God’s grace it is our fault.
I am not here to point fingers at anyone but to give you a wakeup call. Let us make this year beautiful by going and touching the lives of people who are broken by using the grace of God and speaking it in faith.
Let us not get into competition and allow the spirit of jealousy to take over.
St. Paul says he did not led God’s grace go in vain because he laboured hard to win souls to Christ. This grace that was with Paul is given to each one of us. Our Father is gracious and He loves us. He gave his Grace to a person like Saul who was persecuting Christians, so why won’t He give it to each one of us?
Judging by the way I had lived my life in the past I did not deserve to be saved, but I believed in the Word of God and therefore the Word of God workS for me. The scripture states that those who believe in Christ will do the same works He has done. Hence we need to believe in the power of the Word!
The elder brother got angry because according to him the younger brother deserved to be booted out of the house – Yet his father welcomes him home. Jesus took what we deserve and nailed it on the cross, and gave us His saving Grace. This is what we call “amazing grace”.
There is nothing more beautiful and glorious as the Grace of God. Grace is God’s unmerited favour and mercy on us sinners.
‘IN GOD’S GARDEN OF GRACE, EVEN A BROKEN TREE CAN BEAR FRUIT’.