In the Word
… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23–24
Of the Word
Grace is getting what is not deserved. Sinners cannot expect anything from a just God except punishment and ultimately death. The future looks bleak. However, God sent His Son Jesus to save all people from punishment for sin by His death on the cross. All believers in Jesus receive gifts of grace — gifts that are not deserved. These gifts include forgiveness, salvation, love, joy, peace, faith, and eternal life.
God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense — GRACE!
Parents can, in turn, give gifts of grace to their children. They can forgive, even if it is difficult. They can love, even when the child is not acting very loveable. They can model grace-filled living to their children. How can this be done? It can only be done as a response to the grace given them in Christ Jesus.
Stretch your faith-filled parenting: Give unexpected hugs. Share specific “grace gifts” God has given to you.
Walking with my Lord
God of Grace, You shower me with free grace each day. Help me to share Your grace with my family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.