Repentance, The Response To Grace

A worshiper at a Navy chapel commented, “My favourite part of the worship service is the ‘assurance of pardon’, then I know I’m good to go for the next week”. A weekly re­minder of God’s grace inspires him to continue living for Christ!
As Paul warns though, it is important that we do not take God’s grace for granted, as if grace gives us a license to go on sinning. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a World War II martyr, agreed. He taught against “cheap grace” or “preach­ing forgiveness without requiring repentance”, because God’s grace for us was so costly. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, gave up his life to save us from sin.
Paul asks, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?”. Of course not! That would disrespect God’s grace and cheapen Jesus’ sacrifice. I’m reminded that when I was a boy, the worst scolding I could receive was “We didn’t raise you that way”, my folks didn’t sacrifice so that I could misbehave.
Today, when we fall short, we must confess our sins and profess our faith in the Saviour’s sacrifice for us. Remember, baptism unites us with Jesus’ death and resurrection, setting us free from sin. “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him”. This isn’t calling us to cheap grace, but to the richest life possible in Jesus today!
Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? (Romans 6:1).
Let’s Pray
Yahweh, forgive us for times when we have taken your grace for granted. Holy Spirit, keep us from sin so that we may walk the way of life with Christ. In his name, Amen.

Godinterest is proudly sponsored by Jamaica Homes and, also known as Jamaica Live. Jamaica Live is a domain and brand dedicated to providing innovative web solutions and services tailored specifically for the Jamaican market. It offers a range of web hosting plans, including the Tallawah series, designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals and businesses seeking to establish a strong online presence. With a focus on local relevance and high-quality service, Jamaica Live aims to empower its users by delivering reliable, efficient, and affordable web hosting and domain services that cater to the dynamic digital landscape of Jamaica. For more information, visit

By Godinterest

Godinterest is dedicated to proclaiming Christ and set apart, to save and empower lives.

Discover more from Godinterest

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading