During my preparation for a series of lectures on Law versus grace, I ran across Hebrews 12:15. It says, "See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God." After reading my previous post, you can guess where I'm going, can't you? Grace is a multifaceted concept that goes beyond the acrostic, God's Riches At Christ's Expense, although that certainly captures the essence of what grace is all about. Grace is a courageous endowment.
Grace stands opposite the strong arm of the Law. Solomon records in one of his books that the Lord gives grace—instead of deliverance—to the afflicted (Pro. 3:34). I sure wish he had written that the other way around, but he didn’t.
Grace cost our Father His firstborn Son. Grace cost Christ His life midst tremendous suffering.
Grace is exemplified by resolute, Spirit-empowered strength. Grace goes through, rarely around. Whatever the circumstances, grace is to be evident in our lives.
And whatever else we may do, we must not fall short of grace.
Next blog? Falling short in life