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CHAPTER 22

GRACE-GRACIOUS-FAVOR

(kindness, favor, beauty, pleasant, precious, divine influence, gratitude, acceptance, benefit, gift, joy, liberality, pleasure face, countenance, presence, regard, show bread, desire, delight)

God of All Grace, Spirit of Grace

ACCEPTS (well pleased, satisfy a debt, delight, enjoy, favor, fully agreeable, approved)

DOES NOT ABHOR (detest, loathe, hate, reject, cast away, scorn)

ACCESS (admission)

BRINGS NEAR (cause or become close, at hand, squeeze, ready, nigh)

DOES NOT DESPISE (does not - spurn, disappear, abhor, cast away, condemn, disdain, loath, refuse, reject, disesteem, scorn)

DOOR (entrance, opening)

INVITER ("come, enter, follow and whosoever") (every, whole all any, altogether, howsoever, as many as, whatsoever, such as, all manner, always, everyone, daily we are asked to: arise, escape, pass, take in, cross over, pull in, run, able, attain, bring, carry, lead, march walk, depart, flow, pursue, journey, accompany, be in the same way with, reach)

NOT HID (not - concealed, covered, secret, clad, closed)

OPEN (opens wide, loosens, begins, brakes forth, draws out, lets go free, looses, ungirded, unstops, salvation, opening of a prison)

RECEIVER (admits to intercourse, hospitality, credence, and endurance, awaits with confidence and patience, accepts near, allows, looks for, takes unto, delights in)

REGARDS (to gaze at with favor, pity and partiality, have respect to, to face, come on, prepare, approve, takes heed, meets, to hedge about, guards, protects, attends to, keeps, marks, observes, preserves, saves, friendship)

RESPECTS (partial, favorite, looks at, considers, familiar, recognition, aware, approve, take heed)

WAY (road as trodden, means of travel, progress of travel, cause of life, mode of acting, proceed, walk with feet, custom, manner, pathway)

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 6:8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 19:19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have shown unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Exodus 2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

Exodus 33:12. And Moses said unto the LORD, See, you say unto me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found grace in my sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show me now your way, that I may know you, that I may find grace in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. 15 And he said unto him, If your presence go not with me, carry us not up here. 16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? is it not in that you go with us? so shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. 17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 9 And he said, If now I have found grace in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray you, go among us; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.

Leviticus 26:9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

Numbers 6:23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24 The LORD bless you, and keep you: 25 The LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: 26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

Deuteronomy 29:10. You stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel, 11 Your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water: 12 That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day:

Judges 18:6 And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein you go. 9 And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are you still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.

2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

2 Kings 13:23 And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

1 Chronicles 17:17 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O God; for you have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless for your great mercies' sake you did not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for you are a gracious and merciful God.

Job 10:12 You have granted me life and favor, and your visitation has preserved my spirit.

Job 33:26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favorable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

Job 36:5. Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Job 42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job. 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.

Psalms 5:12 For you, LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor will you compass him as with a shield.

Psalms 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Psalms 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalms 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. 7 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you did hide your face, and I was troubled.

Psalms 34:11. Come, you children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalms 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had a favor unto them.

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach unto you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple.

Psalms 69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

Psalms 77:13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Psalms 78:23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, 24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalms 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psalms 89:17 For you are the glory of their strength: and in your favor our horn shall be exalted.

Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalms 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalms 104:28 That you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good.

Psalms 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalms 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Psalms 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 37. Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way.

Psalms 138:6. Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Psalms 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 145:16 You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the table of your heart: 4 So shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 35 For whoso finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 10:29. The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 12:2. A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Proverbs 18:22. Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 2:10. Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 26:20. Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Isaiah 30:18. And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. 19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no more: he will be very gracious unto you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer you.

Isaiah 55:1. Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister unto you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor have I had mercy on you.

Isaiah 61:1. The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.

Jeremiah 7:2 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:2 Thus says the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, You are the sons of the living God.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Zechariah 13:1. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not be room enough to receive it.

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. [Thank you, God, that Jesusí righteousness is our righteousness!]

Matthew 7:7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. 13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 9:9. And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he says unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 16:24. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments. 21 Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you you true, and teach the way of God in truth, neither care you for any man: for you regard not the person of men.

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

Mark 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name, and he follows not us: and we forbid him, because he follows not us. 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part. [A picture of Godís grace.]

Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God. 48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from hereforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 6:47 Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. [A picture of Godís grace.]

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 43. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finding Philip, and said unto him, Follow me.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 4:14 But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 6:37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out. 54 Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 7:37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

John 8:12. Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

John 11:26 And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believe you this?

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

John 14:6 Jesus says unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

John 21:22 Jesus says unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow you me.

Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him. 43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 13:26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. 43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. 27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 4:4 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 8:31. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 33. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Romans 12:1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 14:3 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

Romans 15:7. Wherefore receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.

1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 11:1. Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

2 Corinthians 1:12. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you.

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:1. We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he says, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 13:114 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14. For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Ephesians 3:2 If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you: 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Philippians 3:17. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an example.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

2 Thessalonians 1:11. Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

2 Timothy 2:1. You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Titus 2:11. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 11 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 6 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 11. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having a high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

1 Peter 2:3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1 Peter 3: 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 18. For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1 Peter 5:5. Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. 10. But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein you stand.

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

God's Mercy saves us from the punishment we deserve. Grace is God giving the blessings we do not deserve. Think of that. Let's rejoice and give thanks that we do not get what we do deserve and do get what we don't deserve. All we really do deserve is death and hell for our sin.

We are not to be afraid to draw near to God like Israel was. God longs for us to come close to Him. Israel wanted Moses, the priests, Levites, prophets and kings to go to God for them and speak to them on God's behalf. However, God's design from the beginning unto now was to have each and every one of His people be priests, etc. Exodus 19:6, 20:18-21

Cross References: 1 Sam. 2:26, Ps. 18:30, 45:12, 86:11, 15, 103:8, 106:4, 111:4, 119:33, 145:8, Jer. 5:4-5, Mt. 25:23, Lk. 1:30, Jn. 18:25-26, Rom. 10:11, 16:24, Eph. 1:7, 1 Thes. 1:1, 2 Thes. 3:18, 2 Pet. 2:21

See Also: Advocate, Arms, Beloved, Calls, Giver, Glory, Good, Holy, Joy, Knowledge, Limited, Lord, Love, Mercy, Present, Reconciler, Speaks

Hymns AMAZING GRACE; GRACE GREATER THAN ALL OUR SIN; O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES; WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS; WHOSOEVER WILL; JUST AS I AM; HE GIVETH MORE GRACE; CHRIST RECEIVETH SINFUL MEN; GREAT GOD OF WONDERS; SAVIOR LIKE A SHEPHERD LEAD US; THERE IS A WIDENESS IN GODíS MERCY; AT CALVARY; ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU

Choruses ONLY BY GRACE; WE REJOICE IN THE GRACE OF GOD; YOUR GRACE IS SUFFICIENT; I WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE; NO CONDEMNATION; YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS

 

Study and Application Questions

 

  1. What concepts or details about God did you understand for the first time by reading this chapter?
  2. In what ways did the definitions of Godís attributes, etc. affect you?
  3. How did the hymns and/or choruses listed reinforce the concepts in the verses?
  4. Concerning the authors comments, did any of them challenge you in thought or action? Did you agree or disagree with them?
  5. Which verses caused Ďthe light to come oní and the Holy Spirit impressed something to you? Is He challenging you to change anything?
  6. What do you need or want God to minister to you or change about you after reading this chapter?
  7. How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect your prayer, worship, and/or other aspects of your relationship with Him?
  8. How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect how you minister to others, both to Christians and non-Christians?