Do Not Misuse Grace

25th NOVEMBER, 2021

Christ for Youth International

Meditate on these verses today and ask yourselves, how true have you stayed to the grace of God upon your life. Have you been taking advantage of the grace of God to satisfy your own desires? Guess what, using the flesh as an excuse has been invalidated by virtue of the presence of grace in our lives. Remember, the life you are living has been paid for with the precious blood of Jesus. “For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast” [Ephesians‬ ‭2:8–9] and so “thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching to which you were handed over, and having been set free from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.” [Romans‬ ‭6:17–18‬] ‭

This is why we consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Not letting sin reign in our mortal bodies by resisting its desires. We are cautioned by the scriptures not to offer any parts of our body to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as people who are alive in Christ, we ought to offer ourselves to God, as weapons for righteousness. If we could once do it for sin, then we can it for righteousness by the grace we have received.

For if we deliberately go on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries. Anyone who disregarded the law of Moses died without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, who has regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? [Hebrews‬ ‭10:26–29‬].

When you misuse grace, you go against the precepts of God. Being appreciative of the goodness of God is one way to help you not revert to where you were before His grace found you. The misuse of grace affects our relationship with God, and this is because we become slaves to sin and not righteousness. ‬‬To misuse grace is not only to subject yourselves to sin again after being freed, ‭‭but also, to deny others from finding the grace upon your life that would have led them closer to God.

We have been given grace to help us labour (serve) for God’s interest— Pastor Rod.

Further Reading: Titus 2:12–13 and Romans 6:15

Prophetic Declaration: Psalms 91

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