“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)