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A Man Under Grace Sees And Appreciates His Blessings

June 24, 2011

The scripture begins the same way we left off yesterday with the man relying on his own strength and self-efforts.  People who put their own trust and efforts into things like their finances, marriage, family and job usually end up rather arrogant and frustrated with the people around them.  They never can see the good things right under their nose.  They generally will not appreciate people, neglect their family and will miss the blessings that come their way.

But why?  It is because people who trust in their own efforts have no ability to see and receive blessings from the Lord.  They only believe in the “good” that can come from their own self-efforts.  That is why they are proud.  They feel like they are entitled to and deserve whatever they receive.

In contrast, people who are living under grace and who trust in the Lord’s unmerited favor are constantly thankful, praising God and giving thanks to Jesus.  It is a fact that God over-answers our prayers.  The fact is we did nothing to deserve the but the Lord blesses us irregardless.  When you live under grace, you can truly enjoy the blessings around you because you know that they are undeserved.  See how God has blessed you because He loves you.  And when you see these things as blessings, your life will be more enriched.

…Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength… For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes…   —   Jeremiah 17:5-6

People living under grace can truly enjoy the blessings around them because they know that these blessings are undeserved. 

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