From Paul Tripp, a pastor at the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, writing at Desiring God’s blog made some interesting points about how grace impacts us in our daily walk with Christ:
Jason could explain to you what it meant to say that he had been “saved by grace,” and he knew that he was going to spend eternity with his Savior. His problem was in the here and now. Day after day, in situation after situation and relationship after relationship, Jason didn’t carry with him a vibrant and practical sense of the nowism of the grace of Jesus Christ. Yes, Jason believed in life after death, but he desperately needed to understand life before death; the kind of radical life you will live when you understand what Christ has given you for the life he has called you to right here, right now.
He shares four ideas surrounding the “nowism” of the gospel and how grace impacts our lives:
Grace will decimate what you think of you, while it gives you a security of identity you’ve never had.
Grace will expose your deepest sins of heart, while it covers every failure with the blood of Jesus.
Grace will make you face how weak you are, while it blesses you with power beyond you ability to calculate.
Grace will take control out of your hands, while it blesses you with the care of One who plan is unshakable and perfect in every way.
Be sure to read his whole post.
HT: Justin Taylor