Grace and peace.
We sometimes fly right over those words when we read the Bible. Paul uses them a lot in his writings. Today I started reading Galatians and had the good thought to read Luther’s commentary on it while I read God’s word. So good. (Thank you Ed and Sharon for giving it to me!) Here is a tasty morsel to start your Wednesday.
Galatians 1:3 says “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
“These two words comprehend in them whatever belongs to Christianity. Grace releases sin and peace makes the conscience quiet. The two fiends who torment us are sin and conscience. But Christ has vanquished these two monsters, and trodden them underfoot, both in this world, and in that which is to come.
Grace and peace contain in them the whole sum of Christianity. Grace contains the remission of sins; peace a quiet and joyful conscience. Peace of consciousness can never be had, unless sins be first forgiven.”
– Do you have this grace and peace today?
– Are you spreading it to others?