What does a proper understanding of grace lead to?
Jeff Pollard explains in this video that if we understand grace properly, it leads us to worship, magnify, and glorify God. God saves us, not only to make us holy, but to make us worshippers. Accordingly, we worship Him both at church and throughout our daily home life.
God’s eternal purpose in salvation is to make us holy and without blame before Him. The Spirit of God through the grace of God works in our souls and makes us a holy people which leads to a desire to honor and obey and serve Christ. When we do that in daily life, we bring Him glory. When we gather together as a group of Christians, it also brings Him glory.
Similarly, we know that we know God when we keep His commandments. This is not legalism but rather, the heart of an individual who is saved and who desires to follow after God. The new life of God and the soul of man presses them onward to follow after God in obedience and submission. In fact, following God’s law is something we desire as Christians.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” – Ephesians 1:3-6 (NKJV)
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