Unlimited: The Grace of God Has No Terms and Conditions

Sep 3, 2021 240

Unlimited: The Grace of God Has No Terms and Conditions

This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent (John 6:29).

After Jesus had miraculously fed five thousand people and walked on the water, the people were pretty impressed with him, and so they asked him what they had to do to do the works that God required of them (v.28).

You know those ads on radio that say at the end, “T’s and C’s apply”? Sometimes ads will even offer you a free gift with T’s and C’s. But a gift with Terms and Conditions isn’t really a gift, is it? A gift’s gotta be free or it’s no gift at all.

The message of Christianity is that there are no Terms and Conditions to the grace of God.

But we’re so used to T’s and C’s, that we just assume that they’re there somewhere. We can fall into the trap of thinking that if we try hard enough or live good enough lives, then we’ll get into God’s good books.

No Terms and Conditions apply.

But it doesn’t work that way. The Bible says that,

…it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

There’s no Terms and Conditions here, because Jesus met them all on our behalf on the Cross.

All you need to do is to accept the gift, and he will do the rest. – Eliezer Gonzalez

Reflection: What are some of the Terms and Conditions that people commonly attach to salvation? Are there any that you are tempted to think may be reasonable? Could it be that these are the very things that are keeping you away from a closer relationship with God?

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Shirley Glover

Sep 6, 2021

Thanks Eliezer, I think you summed it up in Salvation is the root Obedience is the fruit.


Eliezer Gonzalez

Sep 6, 2021

Hi Shirley. Obedience to God is certainly a requirement, but a requirement of what? It isn't a requirement for receiving salvation, otherwise no-one would be saved, for who can say that they keep the commandments? Instead, as Jesus said in this verse, love for him will result in us obeying him. That's a very different thing. Salvation is the root and obedience is the fruit, and not the other way around. Also, it is important to note that if you look at the context of this verse you quote, it is referring to the commandment to love one another.


Enock

Sep 6, 2021

I am Blessed. Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus for loving us that much.


Shirley

Sep 5, 2021

But Scripture does say "If you love me keep my commandments" Is this not a requirement.


Masunnoh Toe Karweaye

Sep 3, 2021

I'm overwhelmed this morning for the great inspired devotion message I've read from you. I pray that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gives you more strength and wisdom to encourage us in the Lord. May the abundant blessings of the Lord be upon you with life not with hardships but with a pleasant life in abundance. Keep it up In Jesus Christ name we pray. AMEM...AMEN..AMENM


Alamoeaia Taaseu

Sep 3, 2021

Thank you f


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