Here is a collection of Bible Verses About Grace. What is the difference between grace and mercy? Grace refers to the gifts that God provides that are unearned. Mercy is about what God does not give us- the just punishment that we deserve. These two terms must be kept in balance. Grace in the Bible is demonstrated in both the lives of individuals and in explicit teaching. The Apostle Paul was an excellent example of this as seen through his great personal transformation and the Gospel message that he preached. As a young man Paul was a devout Jew, a member of the elite religious group known as the Pharisees, and a self-proclaimed zealot.
After Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension as the church began to grow Paul (at that time his name was Saul) made it his personal mission to silence the talk about Jesus. He believed Christians were leading people astray and so he traveled throughout Israel searching for and arresting followers of Jesus. On the way to Damascus on one such trip, Jesus appeared to him and changed his life. A man who was an enemy of Jesus became one of the most outspoken voices for Christianity. The grace of God reached into Paul’s life and gave him the opportunity to change. When recounting his testimony to the Galatian church he emphasized this, “but when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace . . .” (Galatians 1:15).
As a result, the Apostle Paul was one of the most prolific contributors on the topic of Grace in the Bible. He wrote to the church in Ephesus to remind them that it is “by grace you are saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). The grace of God, however, is not just a gift given at the time of salvation. It is something that we receive every moment of life. Once again, Paul illustrated this while he was struggling with his “thorn in the flesh”. God reassured him with the words, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Grace in the Bible from God is available for our past, present, and future.
- Acts 11:22-24 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
- But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””James 4:6
- And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:24
- As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10
- Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.” Ephesians 6:24
- Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:16 (NIV).
- In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. — Ephesians 1:7 (NIV).
- And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. — 2 Corinthians 9:8