Topic: Embrace Grace [Tuesday August 29, 2017]
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 (KJV)
The law makes a demand on you for what you cannot supply but grace supplies to man what he does not deserve. The law will say you should do this and do that and you will find out that you can’t do them. The more you try, the more you fail. That is what religion is all about. But grace supplies to you what you do not earn, merit, or deserve. Whenever you see grace, it is always supplying. It is always giving and it will always say to you: step aside and let me do it for you. Grace removes obstacle! In other words, Grace is saying stop the fight, just sit down and let Me give it to you. Let Me meet you at the point of your need. All you need to do is to believe and receive.
In Mark 5, the Bible introduces us to Jairus who was a religious ruler. What in our modern day, you will call a Pastor. Despite his religious observation and efforts, death visited him. Jairus had to be sincere and honest with himself and say this thing is not working. In spite of all I have done, my daughter is at the point of death; she lies sick and probably will die. So he dropped his religion because it was not working. He came to the end of himself, which is what the law is meant to do. The Law makes you come to the end of yourself. The laws that were given are to make you see your inability to keep them. So that you will know that you need a Saviour.
The law shows you all you are supposed to do in order to be qualified before God which you don’t have the capability to do. It does that so that you can know that someone has to help you. And that is why Jesus came. Jesus is our Saviour. He came to favour you. He has come so that you will have life and have it abundantly. Stop struggling! Embrace Grace!
Further Reading: John 1:16-17, Mark 5:22-24, 37-42
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 126-128; Evening- 1 Corinthians 10:19-33
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.