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Grace.

Grace.

God’s Grace.

Words to a hymn that many of us are used to singing.

Actions of a God who loved us enough, that He chose grace and sent His Son to die for us.

It is an action that when applied can have such a powerful effect on someone’s life, yet when not applied can have a devastating effect.

Throughout the ministry of Christ, he displayed something that we rarely practice today: Selective Grace.

What is selective grace you might ask?  It is deciding who will and won’t receive grace from you.  When the time comes to impart grace on someone or a situation, you make a decision as to whether or not they (or it) are deserving of it.

When Christ was on this Earth, he consistently gave grace to one specific group of people.

No matter who they were: Grace.
No mater where they came from: Grace.
No matter what they said: Grace.
No matter what they were doing: Grace.
No matter where they went: Grace.
No matter who they associated with: Grace.
No matter what they did in the past: Grace.

We have stopped following Christ’s example and  have taken it upon ourselves to choose the group of people that will receive grace from us and who will not.

Why don’t we get back to giving grace to the same group that Christ gave it to?  Instead of picking and choosing, just make it simple.

Start practicing selective grace today and give it to the same group of people that Christ did: EVERYONE.

Article submitted to Independentbaptist.com

 

“Be nice to everybody, because everybody is having a rough time.” – Jack Hyles

5 COMMENTS

  1. The problem with this article is there is no Biblical proof given in support of what was written. A hymn is not the Bible.

    • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)
      Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (Ephesians 5:19)

  2. This article came up and I thought you were actually going to inter act with verses like: “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Matthew 11:25–27)

    You know….selective grace.

    • Calvinist maybe? Just remember, the Son chooses to reveal the Father to those who believe in Him and accept His grace, that is why there is spiritual growth. The very next verse proves it: Matt 11:28 – “Come to Me, ALL you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” And, what about the Lord’s words to the impenitent cities, just above your quote? Grace offered, but not accepted. Grace is NOT selective, Brother, but it has to be accepted. Beware the uncomely pride of the self-assumed select.

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