When Jesus announced to the woman caught in adultery in John 8:11, “….neither do I condemn thee…,” He quickly added, “…go and sin no more.” Grace releases us from all guilt and condemnation of sin into a life of responsibility and accountability to Him who paid the price. (Romans 6:2)

In Paul’s letter to Titus, he declared that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us to deny ungodliness and all worldly lusts (vv. 11-13). The same Jesus who redeemed us from all iniquity is able to purify us unto himself making us a peculiar people zealous for good works. The same grace is available to help us flee every
appearance of evil.

Romans 6:1 also states that we cannot practice sin and expect that grace will abound. This means that all who are saved by grace through faith have a responsibility of ensuring that they have not received God’s grace in vain through the practice of sin, and conforming to the value system of the world.

Grace is surely not a liberty for licence (Galatians 5:13). The evidence and proof that we have received God’s grace is the practice of good works (James 2:17-26) and righteousness (1 Corinthians 9:27). Our good works cannot save us. However, our good works, including yielding ourselves to right living (Romans 12:1-2) give credence to our claim of being saved by grace through faith.

PRAYER: Father Lord, please empower me by your spirit daily that I will yield myself to righteousness.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR |1 KINGS 6-7 & LUKE 20:27-47

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