Grace In Our Relationships

I’ve been reading Jim Essian’s book, “Like Father, Like Sons: Meditations on God our Father” and even though I’m not a parent yet (and obviously will never be a father) I’m learning so much about God the father and how to instruct others in God’s grace. It’s convicting let me tell you.

Essian’s book eloquently reminds what grace looks like: “Grace is not cute and sweet. Grace is God on a tree — a bloody cross and an empty tomb. Grace is costly for the giver, but free for the recipient. Grace will tear you apart, and then put you back together. Biblical grace is powerful.”

When it comes to child rearing, he writes, “The only hope therefore, is that we would lavish the same grace the Father has given us on our children, partnering with them, unsurprised by their sin, standing ready to extend grace — the same grace we have received.”

But that got me thinking that it isn’t just with our children that we need to lavish this grace. We should lavish this grace on others in all of our relationships. Now that’s a challenge.

 

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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  1. Pingback: September Reading: The Roots of ‘Strange Fire’ and Reflecting God’s Image to Others | Steak and a Bible

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