Our English word, “grace” comes from the Greek word, “charis.” It is used over 155 times in the Bible.
Consider what these men of God have to say about grace…
J. Vernon McGee– God is overloaded with GRACE. You and I just don’t know how gracious He is. He has an abundance of GRACE. GRACE has been defined as unmerited favor, but I call it love in action. God didn’t save us by His love. He gave His Son, and it is by His GRACE that we are saved. He has so much of it. You may say, “Oh, I am so wrong on the inside, so sinful.” Go to Him and tell Him you are wrong on the inside and ask Him for GRACE to overcome it. He will give you GRACE. He is the living Christ, interceding at God’s right hand for you. Now some may doubt the surplus of His GRACE. May I say to you, all the medicine in the world cannot cure the sick; the remedy must be taken. Likewise, God has the GRACE, my friend; lay hold of it! It is possible for a man to die of thirst with a pure spring of water right before him. He has to drink of it; he has to appropriate it before it can save his life.
Ray Stedman – GRACE is your heritage as a Christian no matter what your circumstances. GRACE is all God’s power, all His love, all His beauty available to you.
D.L. Moody – A man can no more take in a supply of GRACE for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God’s boundless store of GRACE from day to day, as we need it.
Thomas Brooks – Saving GRACE makes a man as willing to leave his lusts as a slave is willing to leave his galley, or a prisoner his dungeon, or a thief his bolts, or a beggar his rags.
Erwin W. Lutzer – When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God’s generous GRACE.
C.H. Spurgeon – Self-consciousness is a sure sign that there is not much depth of GRACE.
Thomas Brooks – The life of GRACE is the death of sin, and the growth of GRACE the decay of sin. (Rom. 5:20-21, Rom. 6:1, 11)
Vance Havner once gave the following acronym for GRACE:
G stands for Gift, the principle of GRACE. (Eph. 2:8-9)
R stands for Redemption, the purpose of GRACE. (Eph. 1:7)
A stands for Access, the privilege of GRACE. (Rom. 5:1-2)
C stands for Character, the product of GRACE. (2 Cor. 5:17)
E stands for Eternal Life, the prospect of GRACE. (Titus 3:7)
D.L. Moody – The law tells me how crooked I am. GRACE comes along and straightens me out. (Rom. 5:20)
Stephen Olford – Without this GRACE there is no pardon for the past, no power for the present, and no prospect for the future. (2 Cor. 12:9, 1 Pet. 1:13)
Stephen Olford – GRACE is God’s goodness and severity converging. GRACE is God’s mercy and justice uniting. GRACE is God’s love and power redeeming.
Augustus Toplady – GRACE finds us beggars but leaves us debtors. Continue reading