In Touch Devotional 2 October 2021 Dr Charles Stanley | Living by Grace
Welcome to In Touch Daily Devotional for Saturday 2nd October 2021 written by Dr Charles Stanley. May the Lord bless you through this study, in Jesus’ name, Amen!
DR CHARLES STANLEY IN TOUCH DEVOTIONAL FOR 2 OCTOBER 2021
TOPIC: LIVING BY GRACE
SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:1-10
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
In Touch Devotional 2 October 2021 Dr Charles Stanley | Message
As Christians, we know we’re saved by God’s grace. But grace isn’t a onetime gift. Following our salvation, the Lord continually gives us that blessing every day so we can live by it in every aspect of life.
Paul wrote extensively about believers being recipients of God’s favor and often opened or closed his letters with “grace to you.” He experienced the power of divine grace to trans- form his life and enable his service (Acts 9:1-20). The apostle was also able to endure adversity with joy and contentment because he knew divine grace was sufficient for his weakness (1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Cor. 12:9). And the Lord will do the same for us.
Paul urges us to continue in God’s grace because it’s the way we live in full dependence upon Him (Acts 13:43). Every time the Lord meets our needs, guides our steps, forgives our sins, or comforts and strengthens us in our hardships, He’s lavishing us with divine favor. And it doesn’t end in this life. In the eternal ages to come, He will show us “the boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7).
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