“I have written to you through few words, exhorting and testifying this to be the true grace/ charin of God, in which you stand.” 1 Peter 5:12 BLT.
By grace you are saved.
“For by grace/ chariti you are saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-9 BLB
Grace is a word so full of rich meaning it occurs 157 times in the gospel of the kingdom.
Five aspects of grace are brought forth in 5 different greek words: χάρις — 62 Occ. (charis); χάριν — 42 Occ. (charin); χάριτος — 27 Occ. (charitos); χάριτι — 24 Occ. (chariti); χάριτα — 2 Occ. (charita).
God called us according to His Purpose.
“And we know that God works together all things for good to those loving God, to those being called according to His purpose, because those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined, these also He called; and whom He called, these also He justified; and whom He justified, these also He glorified.”
“What then will we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? For He who spared not the own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, with Him, grant us all things? Who will bring an accusation against the elect of God? God is the One justifying. Who is the one condemning? For it is Christ Jesus, the one having died, now rather having been raised up, who is also at the right hand of God, and who is interceding for us.” Romans 8:28-34 BLB.
To each of us individually true grace/ charis was given.
“I, then, the prisoner for the Master’s sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received — with all lowliness of mind and unselfishness, and with patience, bearing with one another lovingly, and earnestly striving to maintain, in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit. There is but one body and but one Spirit, as also when you were called you had one and the same hope held out to you. There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who rules over all, acts through all, and dwells in all. Yet to each of us individually grace/ charis was given, measured out with the munificence of Christ.” Ephesians 4:1-7 WNT.
So wonderful is the grace/ charin of our God and of The LORD Jesus Christ!
“It is with this view also that we continually pray to our God for you, asking that He will count you worthy of His call, and by His mighty power fully gratify your every desire for what is truly good and make your work of faith complete; in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and that you may be glorified in Him — so wonderful is the grace/ charin of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ!” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 WNT.
~ Bill Bremer
Bill Bremer is Founder and Managing Director at Kingdom Relationships Colorado.