HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Greetings my dear friends, fellow readers, brothers and sisters in the Lord. I am blessed for this opportunity to meet you again to offer words of comfort to you and pray that God will bless us as individuals and collectively as sons and daughters. Here are my thoughts for today.
“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3).
Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes for nothing and it comes when we are helpless; it doesn’t merely help the man that helps himself, that is not the Gospel; the Gospel is that God helps the man who can’t help himself.
And then there is another thing; God helps the man to help himself, for everything the man does come from God. Grace is given to the man who is so weak and helpless he cannot take the first step.
That is the meaning of grace, a little of the meaning of it; we can never know the fullness it has. Now, this river is as free as it is full, but you know some people have an idea when they get a little farther on they have got to pay an admission, and reserved seats are very high, and they shrink back from the higher blessings of the Gospel; ordinary Christians scarcely dare to claim them.
If I understand the meaning of this, God has not put the higher blessings apart for a separate class who somehow are nearer to Him. God is no respecter of persons.
God does not favour one over another and He operates according to the gifts we are entrusted with. We, all have some gifts in us, some are used for the upliftment of the Kingdom of God and others are used for those things that are not pleasing unto God. Here it is in a nutshell. Love not the world nor the things of the world. If any man loves the world the love of the Father is not in him. So where are you using the gifts that God has entrusted you with? Are you using it to make money and become rich with the things of this world? Are you using it to draw men unto you rather than unto God? The choice is clear, you cannot serve God and man.