It’s been a while since we last talked about grace, although grace is something we need on a daily basis. Either we are extending it to others, or in need of receiving it; the fact of the matter is we can hardly make it through a day without the need of grace.
Personally, I see grace from a standpoint of perspective. Giving grace doesn’t communicate that I am better than someone else; what it says to me is that my memory is functioning as it should. The grace that I give is inspired by the grace I receive daily from God. I imagine sometimes we don’t give much thought to that, but we should. As we fully consider the holiness of the God as He extends grace to sinful humanity, it should produce a humbleness in us, because we know we don’t deserve it. It’s grace that allows us all to be human towards one another. In fact, when we refuse to give grace when needed, we are placing ourselves in a position that is greater than God. And at the same time, it forges our hearts into being incredible hypocrites. Allow me to explain. When I refuse to extend grace to my fellow humans, while asking and accepting grace from a holy and righteous God, that simple act denotes that I have a stubborn proud heart that will ultimately be responsible for my demise.
What makes grace difficult from a human standpoint is that it is always required by the undeserving. Giving a person what they deserve is justice, but grace goes beyond because it gives them what they don’t deserve. It’s when we do this that we emulate the heart of Jesus, which brings glory to our Heavenly Father. So, the next time you find yourself in a position where you need to be a grace giver, think about the grace given to you daily by God and cheerfully allow grace to flow from your heart. The world would be such a better place if we all would just give a little more grace