Grace and Peace

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“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7).

Grace and peace.

This is typical of the Apostle Paul’s greetings, and they always come in that order: grace and peace. You would think peace should sometimes lead the way. Why does it always have to be grace and peace? Why can’t it be peace and grace?

The reason for this is because peace is impossible without God’s grace. Let me explain.

The peace – becoming whole, becoming one, being put back together, well-being – these things are all the result of grace. No grace, no peace. Peace is the by-product of grace.

You want peace in the world? Give them Jesus!!!

Only when we have been graced by the love of God through Jesus can we have peace. Only by having our sin problem dealt with can there be peace.

Grace and peace.

Always in that order.

 

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