Related post: Self-Control of the Heart
It is the application of God’s grace to our hearts that makes all the difference. That His grace is given is good, but let us partake of it lest we receive it in vain (1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Philippians 1:7).
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Hebrews 13:9 – “it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace”
*Proverbs 12:25 – “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.” – That “good word” for we who enjoy the benefits of the new covenant can also be called grace.