WHEN GOD ASKED YOU TO DO SOMETHING, HE ALSO GIVES YOU THE GRACE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. YOU SEE, IN CHRIST, GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE GOOD WORKS FOR US TO DO. HE THEN GIVES US THE WILLINGNESS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF IT.
(Eph 2:10) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
(Php 2:13) “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose”
AMAZINGLY, AFTER YOU FULFILL IT, OUR LOVING GOD REWARDS YOU FOR THE WORK THAT HE HIMSELF HAS GIVEN THE GRACE IN ACCOMPLISHING IT.
(Eph 6:7-8) “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.”
YOU SEE, EACH OF US RECEIVED THE GIFT OF GRACE AS CHRIST APPORTIONED IT. HOWEVER, IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE IN VAIN.
(Eph 4:7) “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
(2Cor 6:1) “As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.”
THE APOSTLE PAUL FOR INSTANCE WORKED HARDER THAN ALL THE APOSTLES COMBINED, AND YET HE SAID, “NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD THAT WAS WITH ME.”
(1Cor 15:10) “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!