Grace

This is a subsidiary post of New Testament Terms Rooted in the Old Testament.

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John 1:14  –  Jesus was full of grace. And there is no contradiction between grace and truth.

John 1:16  –  grace upon grace” adds up to “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3)
John 1:17  –  Grace was – and is – realized through Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:24  –  Paul’s purpose was “to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God”  –  See Revelation 22:21 below.

Acts 20:32  –  The word of His grace (and thus the hope of Revelation 22:21 and elsewhere) is that which is able to build us up and give us the inheritance that God died to give us.

2 Corinthians 1:12  –  “…not in fleshly wisdom but the grace of God…”

2 Corinthians 4:15  –  Grace, if working effectively, spreads like leaven.  (See Ephesians 3:2 and accompanying note below.)

2 Corinthians 9:8  –  “And God is able to make all grace abound to you…”

2 Corinthians 12:9  –  “…My grace is sufficient for you…”

Galatians 2:21  –  “I do not nullify the grace of God…”

Ephesians 1:6  –  The grace of God is freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:  Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 3:2  –  Note that the grace given to Paul was for others (compare with note on 2 Corinthians 4:15 above).  Yes, Paul partook of it as well, but that was because “you don’t muzzle the ox while he’s threshing” (1 Corinthians 9:9; 1 Timothy 5:18).

Ephesians 4:29  –  We can not only receive the grace of God, we can pass it on to others – and we should!

Hebrews 4:16  –  “…the throne of grace…”

Hebrews 10:29 (quoting Zechariah 12:10)  –  “…the Spirit of grace…”

Hebrews 13:9  –  Grace is that which strengthens (i.e. nourishes, feeds) the human heart for service to God – and for service to man in the name of God.

Revelation 22:21  –  A fitting way for the New Testament and the Bible to conclude.  Grace is what we are taught to seek and find in its pages.  The Scriptures of ancient Israel (i.e. the Old and New Testaments, or more simply, the Bible) are indeed a manifestation of, and an instructional manual for, God’s grace to us.

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Proverbs 3:34  –  “…He gives grace to the afflicted

Zechariah 12:10  –  “…the Spirit of grace…”

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