Grace Be With You

Romans 16:20—”The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”

What does it mean for grace to be with us?

Romans 1:7—”To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Ephesians 6:24—”Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.”

Paul often started and/or finished his letters pronouncing the “grace be with you” blessing.  Were these just everyday greetings?  Have a good day.  Hope you are doing well.  Good luck.  Or was God’s grace truly imparted to the readers?

2 Timothy 4:22—”The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.”

 Titus 3:15—”All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.”

Hebrews 13:25—”Grace be with all of you.”

And from John in Rev:

Revelation 22:21—”The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”

Note that Paul is not asking for grace.  He is not saying “may grace be with you.”  He is making a statement: grace be with you.  Rom 16:20 above says, “the grace of our Lord…”  He gives us His grace and there is power in grace.

2 Corinthians 12:9—”But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

It is okay to be weak or have weaknesses.  Paul said, “when I am weak, thenI am strong.”

His grace is sufficient in all of us, it is made perfect in our weakness. His grace is the power of Christ living in us. 

Made perfect—to bring to a close, to finish, complete, accomplish, fulfill.  He uses our weaknesses to make His grace perfect in us.

Above is a link to a song about grace being with all of us.

Thank You that Your grace is sufficient in each of us. Grace be with you. 

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