GRACE WHICH PROTECTS!
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:14).
God protects you from stumbling. His strong hand is powerful to protect you from the huge downfall and make you stand firm. If you want to stand steadfast without falling, let your eyes keep on looking up to God. The fellowship of the children of God who pray, is very essential for you.
Further, you have to humble yourself in the presence of God and dedicate yourself for the grace of God. The Scripture says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:14). God who lifted you with His immeasurable grace from the miry clay, the Saviour who graciously washed all your sins, the righteous Lord who clothed you with the robe of righteousness will make you stand steadfast to the end, covering you under His wings of grace. Since you are within the grace of God, no sin or curse can never overcome you.
You might have heard of a devotee named Saint Augustine. Every day, in the early morning, he will humble himself in the presence of God and pray for a long time repeatedly seeking “Give me Grace, Give me Grace.” He will wait with praise until the grace for each day descends on him perfectly.
Every day, He will commence his ministry only after receiving that grace. That is why his name finds a place in history still though many centuries have gone by. Dear children of God, there is no fall for you until you are in the grace of God. You will never stumble too when you stand steadfast in it.
David says, “If I say, ‘my foot slips’, your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up” (Psalm 94:18). Do not give room to pride under any circumstances. God opposes those who are proud and arrogant.
So, you may behave with humility. The words “But gives grace to the humble” find place at three instances in the Scripture (Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6, I Peter 5:5). In that case, how essential it is for you to humble yourself and receive the grace!
Unlike the saints of the Old Testament who were bound by the law, you are bound by the grace established on Christ. Dear children of God, receive the grace; stand steadfast in grace; increase in grace.
To meditate: “…..according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence” (Ephesians 1:7, 8).