Grace is paramount. We must all wrap our hearts around the principle of not only embracing grace for ourselves, but extending it to others. As modern Christians, this can sometimes come at the cost of understanding consequences.

You see, grace or forgiveness for something that has no consequences is cheap. God through His Son forgave something that we could never repay: the debt of sin. Sin has real consequences, not only in the next life but in this one as well.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
Galatians 6:7-8

We must uphold the teaching of Grace and the reconciliation and love that it requires; this does not mean shelter from the things that are required to make up for sin. If you hurt someone, you as a Christian ought to be compelled by your God’s commands and your own good conscience to make things right. We should expect the same of fellow believers as well.

God and Father of Grace, thank you for all you have done to restore us to you. Help us not to take that Grace for granted, but reach out to those whom we may have hurt and do all we can to make things right so that we can pursue your cause with a clean heart. Amen

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published January 21, 2021