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Grace In The Bible ~ Plus Printable

Have you ever wondered what the real meaning of grace is in the bible? What does God’s grace look like in real life, your life? Grace is a topic in the Bible that is present in most every story we read. New and Old Testament.

Grace is God showing us favor, kindness, or a blessing that we did not earn nor deserve, yet He still gave it to us. Grab my list of Bible verses on Grace below.

Let’s not confuse mercy with grace. Two beautiful words and concepts, but they are very different. Grace is unmerited favor, kindness and/or a blessing. Mercy is not getting something, usually a punishment, we deserved.

For example, grace is God’s salvation to us. While we were still sinners, God sent His son to die for us so that our sins would be forgiven and we could be adopted into His family. Mercy is not having to go through a punishment that we deserve to get.

And yet, sometimes, in God’s mercy and grace, the two working together, God has us walk through hard life trials so that we step closer to him.

What Does God’s Grace Look Like

My story shines of God’s grace. This is what God’s Grace looks like in my life.

I wonder how many tasks or seasons we have to walk through in life that are absolutely painful. The Bible tells us we will suffer and it is so hard. It stretches us and molds us to be more Christ-like if we allow it. It’s painful, but necessary.

For example, that divorce, another affair, addict husband, children turning away from God, having to start over again in life, financial struggles, chronic illness, death of a loved one, dealing with a toxic ex/family member or mental health issues.

It’s only by God’s grace that we can move forward in these dark seasons. It’s only Grace that sees us through and reminds us just how loved and cared for we truly are.

Years of ongoing affairs pushed me to file for divorce. I hated it. I prayed and fasted for a restoration and a healthy marriage. Silence. God didn’t move. He won’t force any of us to do the right thing. He’s a gentleman like that. But, oh how I begged for Him to intervene.

The divorce was expensive and emotionally exhausting. To this day, I do not know how my bills got paid on time. I made so little and worked hard to provide for my kids and I. God provided though. Sometimes at the very last second, which was kinda scary – not going to lie, but He always provided. His grace covered me in that dark season.

And now, God’s grace brings healing. I’m learning to set healthy boundaries, learning about my identity in Christ, learning what a healthy relationship that honors God should look like, learning healthy expectations to have and set, learning healthy communication and I’m even in school now finishing up my Christian life coach certification with a specialization in mental health, trauma recovery and grief/loss recovery.

I’m grateful for God’s grace in my life.

Yes, I’m grateful for that horrible season of betrayal. Without it, I’d still be complacent in my walk with God. No depth. Those bad days forced me to my knees before God, forced me to open His word and deeply study, as I clung to Him for help and comfort.

I floundered like a fish out of water, but I was determined to work all the trauma out with God. I was deeply broken, hurt beyond belief, angry, confused … all wrapped up in a ball.

Grace, the Grace in the Bible, held me through the divorce and helped me stand on my own two feet as a single mom. He sang over me (Zephaniah 3:17), prayed for me (Hebrews 4:14-16) and showered me in His grace!

Despite what we may face in this life, we can live with the confident assurance that, if we belong to Jesus, He is always praying for us.

Was me learning to walk in God’s grace perfect? Absolutely not, but it was covered in God’s grace and I wouldn’t be here writing this article, healing from the trauma, and going to school to help others move forward in their lives after hardships if God’s grace did not show up and cover me.

Because of God’s Grace (and mercy), God saw me through. I can not thank God enough. I can not serve God enough. I can not do more in any capacity to show my humble gratitude for this Grace.

How about you? What does God’s grace look like for you?

Grab the list of God’s grace verses below.

Examples Of Grace In The Bible

The fact is, God’s grace is a major theme in the Bible. It’s found in nearly every book. Throughout the Bible, we’re reminded that God’s grace is freely given to those who are undeserving and that God’s grace goes beyond what we can imagine.

Here are 7 examples of grace in the bible:

  • God’s grace is in the Book Of Ruth. The same grace of God, that we see in the story of Ruth, that brings kindness to Ruth and Naomi through the support of Boaz, is for you too. They both lost their husbands and Naomi lost her sons, too. God used Boaz to redeem their lives and restore what was lost.
  • God’s grace was with the thief at the Cross. The same grace in the Bible where we see Jesus hanging on the cross and He looks to the sinful thief hanging next to Him and the thief says he believes in Jesus and Jesus tells this thief that he’ll be in heaven with him. That grace! We have access to this grace.
  • God’s grace with the woman with the issue of blood. Have you read the bible story where God heals the woman with the issue of blood? One of my favorite bible stories, the woman who suffered for years with chronic health issues and Jesus saw her, healed her and called her daughter. This woman was fighting for faith and hope, and God showed up and enveloped her with His grace.
  • God’s grace was with Hagar. When Hagar found out she had a bun in the oven, she got prideful and despised Sarah. Nothing good can come from sharing your man with another woman. (1 Corinthians 6:18, Hebrews 13:4, Jeremiah 13:27, Matthew 19:9, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, etc) Although in Abraham’s time, having more than one wife was acceptable in society, although never approved by God. God’s grace was with Hagar.
  • God’s grace to the children of Israel. The book of Exodus shows God’s grace to his enslaved people in bringing them out of Egyptian bondage.
  • God’s grace in the book of Hosea. Have you read the story of Hosea and Gomer? This book of the Bible shows God’s grace in a real life depiction of God’s unstoppable love toward his whoring wife.
  • God’s grace with Paul. Read 2 Corinthians 12. God left a “thorn in Paul’s flesh”, yet gave him grace to do so many wonderful works to bring God honor.

Story after story we see examples of God’s Grace in the Bible.

What Is Grace In The Bible

In the Bible, we learn God uses grace and forgiveness freely when we turn away from rebellion to trust and obey (Ps. 85:2; Isa. 55:7-9; Acts 3:19-21). Grace is sprinkled on almost every page and story in the Bible, in both old and new testaments.

The story of Abraham and Sarah is an example of God’s grace. God told them they would bear a child in their old age. They had a hard time believing this. Sarah even laughed to herself about the possibility, not fully believing. Or what about when Abraham lied and said Sarah was his sister and not his wife?!? What?

Or when they got tired of waiting to bear children and Sarah encouraged Abraham to sleep with her servant and Abraham agreed! EEKK!! However, God’s grace covered them.

Sarah conceived Isaac, with whom God established his covenant. Isaac became Abraham’s sole heir, and Ishmael and Hagar were banished to the desert, though God promised that Ishmael would raise up a great nation of his own. He played a large role in Islamic tradition.

Isaac became a patriarch of the Jewish nation, fathering Jacob and Esau. Jacob’s 12 sons would go on to lead the 12 tribes of Israel.

Shady stuff went down in the tents of Abraham. None of these people were perfect, yet God showed grace!

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Exodus 34:6 ESV

What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of Grace

Grace is a quality of God. It is His kindness, mercy and love. Grace makes it possible for human beings to approach God and receive His mercy and forgiveness. God is merciful and forgiving, but we must ask for His mercy with humility.

If we look it up in the Greek, it is the word Charis. Charis also means kindness, favor and blessing. It is God’s unmerited favor. It is a kindness or favor from God that we don’t deserve and we can not earn it. There is nothing we could ever do to earn this grace, yet He still gives it to us. Freely.

Grace is so much more than favor with God.

Grace is a term used a lot in today’s Christian circles, but do you know what grace actually is? And more importantly, do you know how it operates in your life?

Want a list of God’s grace verses to further your study? Grab the list below.

How To Receive God’s Grace And Mercy

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How To Receive God’s Grace And Mercy: Sin And God’s Grace

When we are willing to own up to our sin, our failures, and ask God for forgiveness and grace, He has a consistent response that shines Grace.

Sin is a word that can instantly make people squirm in their seat. The Bible has a lot to say about sin and the grace of God, so I’m going to take some time to explore it.

Sin is defined in the Bible as missing the mark or falling short of the glory of God. Most people think of sin in terms of doing bad things.

Sin is ultimately a matter of the heart, which has a lot to do with our thoughts, emotions, and desires. Sin is how we miss the mark of God’s character—and it is something we all do. But God’s grace is bigger than our sin. God is more than able to forgive us and cleanse us of our sin.

He wants to help us grow and mature in a life that brings Him honor. It’s not easy, but worth the effort to daily read our Bibles and pray and intentionally grow in our relationship with Christ.

Grace is the gift that God has given us, but what do we do with it? How can we use it? Can we just go on living any way we want? The answer is no.

God never intended His grace to be a license to go on intentionally sinning. God’s grace is not something that we can use to excuse our sinfulness — it is a means to change.

Grace is a gift that allows us to be forgiven for our sins, but it is not a license to commit them. Grace does not mean that we cannot sin. Because we fail God daily, however, grace in the Bible offers us a fresh start.

Grace in the Bible allows us to change and move forward.

That is how you receive God’s grace and mercy.

What about those that deliberately sin? Do they receive God’s grace over and over?

When we sin, the Holy Spirit reminds us of our need to repent. That’s because the Holy Spirit makes us aware of our guilt (2 Corinthians 7:10-11). Although hell is very real for those that do not chose God, the Holy Spirit is not making us feel guilty because it’s all about condemnation and hellfire for the rest of our lives.

This sense of guilt from God within each one of us is a powerful thing that has been given to help keep us on the straight path and prevent us from stumbling or straying off course as God’s children – it’s not something that should be abused.

It means accepting responsibility, confessing wrongdoing, and being humble enough to admit that we aren’t perfect after all!

Un-repented sinners need to be lovingly invited out of the darkness and into the light. Grace is how we live, how we are saved, how we are sanctified, and how we will be kept or glorified. Let us receive grace when we sin by confessing our sin to Christ! Why remain sinful when Christ offers to so thoroughly change us that He’d no longer see our past?

Do you know someone who needs to know how to receive God’s grace and mercy? Share this article with them!

Abundance Of Grace

Abundant grace. According to Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

We have been given an abundance of grace through Jesus, great abundance. Grace is the provision that God gives us that we do not deserve.

At the cross, Jesus paid for our sins with His blood, and then rose from the dead to prove that He has the power to conquer sin and death. God offers us salvation and freedom from the bondage of sin through faith in Jesus Christ.

Because sin is so powerful, we will never be able to change and please God by ourselves. But when we turn to Christ, He changes us. Forgives us. Makes us new. When we accept this grace and allow God’s power to flow through us, we can experience a new life.

However, as Christians, God expects us to grow and mature in our relationship with Him. Our lives should mirror Christ as we receive the abundance of grace.

For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!

Romans 5:17

God gives an abundance of grace!

What Does The Bible Say About Grace

Great question. The Bible has a lot to say about grace. I like this quote from Daily Verse, “As believers we are saved by grace through faith, but once we are part of God ‘s family we are to mature in the faith and to live our Christian life as unto the Lord. As believers our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are living stones – being built up into a spiritual house.

Having started our Christian pilgrimage by grace through faith we are to continue living our Christian life the same way. This means depending on the Lord to carry out the good works which God has prepared for each of us to do… in His power and not in our own strength – not according to our own standards or in according to our own human merit, which is done in the power of the flesh”

Also, “Keep in mind that all Christians sin every day. “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. . . . If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us” (1 John 1:8, 10). We sin every day, and we do works of faith every day. Our sinful actions result in our suffering loss, and the righteous actions result in our being rewarded at that last day.

In the parable of the laborers of the vineyard, where some worked all day and some worked for one hour, and the master paid all of them the same thing, the point is this: “Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me?” (Matthew 20:15). In other words, God is absolutely free with his grace to do with it what he pleases, which probably means we are in for some surprises, and they’re going to be good.” – Desiring God

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!

Romans 6:15

The Bible says that God’s grace is sufficient.

God’s Grace Is Sufficient

“Grace does not depend on what we have done for God but rather what God has done for us. Ask people what they must do to get to heaven and most reply, “Be good.” Jesus’ stories contradict that answer. All we must do is cry, “Help!””

Philip Yancey

When we come to a better understanding of the grace that the Bible talks about, we can see our sin for what it truly is, and that God owes us His wrath. However, Jesus covered us by dying on the cross for our sins. This grace changes everything. God’s grace is sufficient for us.

As Christians, we are not to just obey rules and regulation just to mark them off our checklist, but rather we should be stirred up to do our best to obey God’s word with gratitude. The deep gratitude that comes from our hearts being so in awe of a loving Savior and His unfailing grace. We keep God’s commandments not because we want to look good by marking off our “christian” to-do list, but because we love God and are deeply grateful for His grace.

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 66:2

God looks for the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and, “And trembles at my Word,” God is looking for us to open His Word with reverence and awe and lovingly obeying it.

So we tremble at His Word. We hear it and we say, “Yes! Yes, I want to obey it with my life. I want your Word to lead me and guide me and direct me. I want your word to be my master. I, the one who is trying to grasp just how deep your grace is and how wide your love covers me and my sin. I tremble before it.”

God’s grace should move us to see our sin for what it is and overwhelmingly be grateful to Jesus.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Do you truly know that God’s grace is sufficient for you?

God’s Grace Verses

Use this list of 30 Bible verses on God’s Grace for your next scripture writing challenge, bible reading plan or bible study on God’s Grace.

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God’s grace to us is seen in his love, his mercy, his kindness, his patience, his goodness and even his discipline. The grace of God is something we can’t earn, but we can certainly receive.

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God’s grace is often a subject that is misunderstood. The Bible says that God’s grace is a free gift for us because of the death of Jesus Christ. Paul said that grace is God’s power for salvation, which comes through faith in Christ Jesus.

God’s grace is a central theme in the Bible. It is often thought of as unmerited favor, given freely. One of the most important ways we can live out the message of grace is by understanding that God’s grace does not just cover our sin, but also allows us to live in relationship with God and others.

Grab the list of God’s grace verses above and dive in to a bible study with your friends and learn what the Bible says on God’s grace.

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