Grace, Mercy, Peace and Love

Grace:  Defined is God Giving you what you don’t deserve.

What the Bible says about grace:  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.    Ephesians 2:7-10

Mercy:  Defined is God NOT giving you what you DO deserve.

What the Bible says about mercy:  But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  Matthew 9:12-14

Peace:   In English, the word “peace” conjures up a passive picture, one showing an absence of civil disturbance or hostilities, or a personality free from internal and external strife. The biblical concept of peace is larger than that and rests heavily on the Hebrew root slm, which means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” The verb conveys both a dynamic and a static meaning”to be complete or whole” or “to live well.”

What the Bible says about love:  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:26-28

Love:  Defined is God’s profoundly tender, passionate affection for each one of us.

What the bible says about love.  The eleventh commandment.  “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”   John 13:33-36 and

Love is patientlove is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:3-5
These are God’s four wonderful gifts to us, and when combined with the Ultimate Gift (Jesus) we cannot ask for anything more.
Mumbles says:
What a marvelous loving God we have.  Should we not treat our fellow humans the same way?
God’s Love!
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