Devotional Bible Study: Grace Not Actions, Romans 11:6.
Welcome to Day 6. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on Romans 11:6.
"And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace."
The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace.
What does that mean?
God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are saved by grace alone and it takes our faith to secure it.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast."
Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work that Jesus did on the cross. Our best efforts will never be good enough to earn salvation. But God declares us righteous once we activate our faith muscle and choose to believe that Jesus died on the cross and that His blood covers our sin.
We can only receive this grace through faith alone.
The Apostle Paul is clearly telling the believers in Rome that salvation is by grace and that salvation is nothing to do with work. Paul told us that since salvation is through God's kindness, and is given to us because of His amazing grace - then we have not received it by our good works - for had works played any part in our salvation then we would not have received salvation by God's grace.
The Bible tells us that salvation has nothing to do with us. Salvation has nothing to do with our good works; our kind deeds or our generous nature.
It doesn't matter how often you go to church and it doesn't matter how much of your money that you tithe.
It doesn't even matter if you have been baptized as an infant, as an adult or even if you have been baptized by water at all! (although, it is a beautiful thing to publicly dedicate your child or yourself to God, it doesn't secure righteousness for you and me. That can only come from surrendering your life to God and choosing to believe that Jesus Christ purchased your righteousness, right there on the cross.)
The Bible tells us that salvation is by grace. Salvation has nothing to do with ourselves, it has nothing to do with rules, regulation or laws that we try to keep. Salvation is by grace and it is a free gift from God to all who have believed in Jesus.
Being saved by grace means that we have received a gift from God that we do not deserve.
God’s grace is so amazing we may have trouble believing it’s true. That’s where faith comes in. Do you believe that God is as good as He says He is?
Today's devotional is based on Romans 11:6 that is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
Today, consider the following questions prayerfully:
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart.
Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, Romans 11:6.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying Romans 11:6.
Thank you Father for Your free gift of grace. I know that I don't deserve Your grace but because You love me so much that You want a right relationship restored with me. Help me to completely understand this free gift of grace and give me such a deep yearning to spend time with you, that I can enjoy this free gift that cost so much! Enable me to walk in Your grace throughout the day. Amen.
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