Grace Empowers

Imagine children in a home being told to pick up. They’ll fight the parent over it. They don’t want to do it. But the minute the parent enters into the mess of the playroom and starts to help them, they’ll jump at the task and start to pick up. That is what grace does for us. It reminds us that God jumped into the mess of our lives and worked to clean it up without us lifting a finger. And so we are motivated by the power of God’s grace to continue to obey him. We were chosen by God and sanctified by God so that we may be obedient to him (1 Peter 1:1), and to that end Peter says, “May grace and peace be multiplied to you.”