The Lord’s Supper and grace go hand in hand. Jesus, by the grace of God, has tasted death for every man.1Jesus Christ, Grace Incarnate, has shed His blood of redemption for us, according to the riches of His grace. Our salvation rests solely upon the grace and purpose of God.
Because of God’s grace and by this grace believers receive the free gift of salvation, resulting in our justification. This means that God now sees us as if we had never sinned! But this is not true for those who deny Jesus and abuse His grace.
Therefore, we must never interpret the freeness of God’s grace as a license to sin so that grace may abound. God forbid! Grace doesn’t teach us that sin is acceptable and not serious. On the contrary, grace reveals itself in a changed life. This is a process, a progressive change, no doubt, but a change none-the-less.
To see no change in a person’s life after “receiving Jesus” could indicate that they have received the grace of God in vain. I thank God for His promise that His grace is more than sufficient in spite of my human weaknesses! It is the empowering grace of God that enables me to walk with Jesus every day. His grace is there for you and me whenever we are in need.
As we submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, He grants us His mighty grace. As we break bread together, may our gracious and compassionate Lord draw us closer to Him, and by doing so, enable us to walk in the way that grace teaches us to walk.