“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

“It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace” (Hebrews 13:9).

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

We know that we were saved, justified, by grace. That was an event in the past that started our Christian lives. Grace, however, did not cease at that time. The three verses above represent the continuance of grace in the life of the believer. James 4:6 tells us that “He gives us more grace.” Grace is what we need for any inadequacy, weakness, or sin. This grace increases according to the needs. We cannot overdraw on the bank of grace, for “where sin increased, grace increased all the more.” Grace is really like a clean, life-giving river that never runs dry. We just need to stand in the river.

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another” (John 1:16).


Written December 1989.