“But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair”

October 7, 2010 § 13 Comments

Grace is injustice to those who doesn’t need it, but it is sweet redemption to those who depends on it.

You know what is sad? As “Sweet” as it sounds, Many Christians are scared of “singing” the Amazing Grace. We are afraid of preaching the message of Grace due to our lack of wisdom and knowledge of Christ.

Why? Because these are the beliefs: Once you unveil Grace, there is no more control. What if people take advantage of it? What if people sin more? Where do we draw the line?

Let’s make one thing clear, so we won’t identify grace with “an-excuse-to-sin” but “the-way-God-intends-us to-live-by”

According to Apostle Paul there are only two ways of living: by Grace (vs) by the Law. If we are not living in one, we are living in the other.

Living in Grace = Living in Christ. Because Grace is a person. Grace is not just a concept or a theology. Grace is Christ! No one can find grace outside of Christ. The message of grace is that Christ made us right once and for all.

Living by the Law = Striving by ourselves. The law is about finding the best way of living according to us, without Christ. “The law is the power of sin” (I Cor 15:56). The law condemns sinners, but it doesn’t have a solution for it.

What cheapen grace is not because we sin more, because “as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant” (Romans 5:20). “Cheap grace” is just another word for “we don’t have Christ inside us,” and “The gospel of work” purely means “we are living by the law.”

Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet in their book “Jesus Manifesto” explained that Living in grace is simply this — yielding to Christ’s life within us.

I’ll write more about this. For now, tell me what you think, I would love to hear you out (this is what the blog is all about right?) as I am still trying to learn how to live by grace.

“But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair” – Relient K (From the song: Be my escape)


§ 13 Responses to “But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair”

  • Ceq,
    Thank you for reading, found out so many PK’s felt the same way I did. gotta keep our eyes open for needs around us eh?

  • Harmoni Ezra says:

    “Cheap grace” is just another word for “we don’t have Christ inside us,” and “The gospel of work” purely means “we are living by the law.”

    owhh yeah!!..
    got it now.. 🙂
    honestly im still struggling with this kind of think sometimes 🙂
    still learning how to live by grace..

    • Me too,
      Even though I know Christ lives within me, many times I still struggle going back to “living by the law.”

      What Paul referred in the book of revelation as “You have fallen from your first love” (Revelation 2:4) is not just falling into sin, but leaving/forgetting “the eyes of grace.” — He is talking to believers not unbelievers.

      If Christ is already in you, “Falling into sin” itself is a sign that a person is living by the law and not grace,”

      The law condemns us. But grace tells us how we have been made right through Christ

      • Beavis Hari says:

        You know that picture you put up of Mary Magdala explains grace in so many levels. She was a prostitute, but Jesus Christ poured so much grace and love towards her that she fell deeply in love with her savior. And her outward expression of that was that she followed Jesus even until his dying day on the cross, AND even after that.

        So i think in a way, if you truly receive grace in your heart, you won’t have the tendency to take advantage of it by making it an excuse to sin… because like Mary, you’ll be so deeply in love with Christ that you just continue to live in His grace.

      • Harmoni Ezra says:

        waw ^^ thanks 🙂
        feel blessed

  • Well said Beavis,

    Exactly why I posted the image.
    I love how she met with her Grace for the first time:

    Jesus asked “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you? No, Lord, she said. And Jesus said, Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
    (John 8:10-11)

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  • Anonymous says:

    Grace is god’s empowerment

  • akor says:

    Loving God is grace at work.

  • Tina says:

    I don’t even know what to say, this made things so much eaesri!

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