|What The Bible Says - Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2327 Grace According to Measure
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
In addressing a Believer's new walk, in our new “vocation wherewith ye are called”, Paul says, “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Eph 4:7). There is no mere measuring cup in this expression. It is not like he gives me a cup full of grace, gives you two cups full, and gives Joe Shmo five cups full. When God gives us grace, it is “according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” That measure of grace is immeasurable, it is all sufficient, it is unmerited even by definition. Paul stated it earlier, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph.1:3). The Psalmist states it similarly, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah” (Ps.68:19).
There is a similar expression in John 3:34, “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” In this context the Holy Ghost was not given to Christ a little bit at a time, … he had full and complete access. So it is for the Believer today, we have full access, that is why Jesus could say, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John.14:12). I can be as filled with God's Spirit as Christ was, IF I'd open my life and let him in. So to for God's grace, IF I'd ASK (Ask, Seek, Knock), dip in and take all I need.
An Essay for week #27 - Jul 2, 2023
Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs230702.mp3
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