Grace, Mercy, And Peace


"Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." (1 Timothy 1:2)

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Grace is God's unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor. It is kindness from God we don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, or can do to earn God's favor. It is a gift from God.

It is divine assistance given to men for their regeneration, sanctification etc. It is a virtue coming from God. It is a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine favor.

Someone says "GRACE is God's Riches At Christ's Expense".

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Mercy is God's goodness confronting man’s misery and guilt. It is God's disposition of kindness and compassion toward a sinner.

It is God's provision for holding back from us the awful things that we actually deserve, due to our sin and rebellion.

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In short, mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve, and grace is God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it.

Mercy delivers us from judgment, while grace extends kindness to the unworthy.

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Peace is God’s wonderful gift received by faith. It is given when we are right with God. It is a fruit given by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

It is love, joy, hope, kindness, faithfulness, patience, perseverance, and contentment in all circumstances, settings, and situations.

It is the manifestation of the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

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The apostle Paul greeted Timothy with God's grace, mercy and peace.

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What a wonderful greeting that is.

What a wonderful blessing that will become when we put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and begin to experience and enjoy them through the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit.

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