Grace is a word that gets thrown around a lot in Christian circles. Theologians and other “smart people” spend countless hours debating the concept of grace. And because there are so many scriptures on grace, it’s a topic that deserves discussion. But grace is not just for theologians to debate. It’s something for every believer, not only to understand but to possess.
When I think of grace, I see in my mind a beautiful ballerina taking the stage. Her hair is pulled up in the perfect ballet bun, her organza and tulle tutu frames her body just right and her pirouette is on pointe, y’all. The way she turns and spins and jumps through the air, oh, what grace! And she is graceful! But this type of grace is different from Biblical grace.
So, what exactly is grace? Hint… it’s not the prayer we say before a meal. Although, it’s always a good idea to thank God for everything He’s given to us.
Instead, grace is God’s favor bestowed on those who believe in His Son, Jesus. It is the power of God to freely forgive our sin even though we don’t deserve it. That seems simple enough, and really it is.
So together, let’s dive deep into these powerful Bible verses about grace and answer this question…
What does the Bible say about grace? And discover the full meaning of grace in our lives.
God’s grace gives us salvation.
There is nothing we can do to earn salvation. We just don’t have the power to save ourselves. But that’s okay because God has given us a way to be saved. His grace and mercy were poured out through His Son, our Savior on the cross. And these scriptures on grace attest to the fact that faith in Jesus and the free gift of grace combined are the one thing that has the power to give us salvation. Grace is yours if you choose to accept Jesus as your Savior. He is the One and only way to grace and forgiveness of sin.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
2 Timothy 1:9
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
God gives us grace upon grace
Thankfully, grace, God’s favor, is not a one-and-done proposition. We receive His grace continually, daily in fact. The more we need grace, the more God gives it to us.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
Jesus said My grace is sufficient for you
What power does grace give us?
We all know hard times will surely come our way. And we may feel weak and powerless when they do. But Jesus told us My grace is sufficient for you, It’s His grace that gives us strength and power to continue on. As the children’s hymn, Jesus Loves Me, says, “They are weak, but He is strong.”
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1 Peter 5:10
We can grow in grace and watch it blossom in our lives.
God’s grace is given to us the minute we know Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. And there’s nothing that can take grace away from us. But each day that we live with Jesus, we learn more about Him and His character. We go deeper into grace, grow in it, and learn more from it. Grace takes root in our hearts and we see it blossom in our lives. As we see in these Bible verses about grace it simply becomes a part of who we are as believers.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord…
2 Peter 1:2
The Meaning of Grace
I hope these powerful Bible verses about grace have given you a place to start thinking about the meaning of grace in your life. God has so much He wants to give to you. I pray that you will accept it and grow in grace and knowledge. To Him be the glory! Blessings to you!