Grace does not mean that the child of God is not required to do anything. On the contrary, grace is the power of God that enables us to do those things that please Him. Jesus is not only the giver of grace, He is also the example of grace.

God forbid that we should ever cheapen grace into a license for unholy living! Grace reveals the way that God wants us to live. Grace and holiness go hand in hand.

As we observe the Lord’s Supper this morning, may we truly “see” Jesus’ sacrifice as being the all-sufficient payment for our sin; and also see that in union with Him, we can “walk in newness of life.” This life of grace is a visible display of the work of God’s Spirit in our lives.

For sure grace cannot be bought; but when we are bought with grace’s price, old things pass away, all things become new; and our new heart’s desires will bring forth the fruit that grace requires.