The revelation of Gods grace is so profound that we can never exhaust it’s knowledge.I am always blown away,the grace of God is one of the many sides of Gods manifold wisdom.
We are saved by grace and not of our works!
In fact works makes the grace of God of no effect,Christ paid the complete price for our salvation.
Grace is the only thing that can make a worthless man become worthy,grace gave us room to be a part of the common wealth of Israel,only grace can make us,who were lost to be found in God.
When we think of where you are coming from,the wrongs we did before just like our brother Paul,all we can say to ourselves is “Lord We know we are not worthy” but thank God for the grace that took us from the dust,from sin and death and made us to be a prince and a priest.
“For I am the least [worthy] of the apostles, who am not fit or deserving to be called an apostle, because I once wronged and pursued and molested the church of God [oppressing it with cruelty and violence]. But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me. (1 Corinthians 15:9, 10 AMP)”
Paul declares “I am what I am,and his grace towards me was not for nothing”
You don’t need to prove anything,or even try to impress God,we are what we are because of Gods grace and Gods grace is at work in us so that the purpose of God will be achieved.
The grace of God will achieve not our goals but Gods purpose,but like Paul,we need to work harder,so that the grace of God will be of no effect.
Work harder to bring the purpose of Gods kingdom to pass,the grace of God has selected us for a purpose,the worthless and undeserving you,is now somebody,but its for a purpose,we are saved to save others saved to do Gods bidding.
Text : 1corinthians 15:8-10