LAB153 Do You Feel God's Grace and Peace?
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Published March 1st, 2017
Reflections: How magnificent a passage! How glorious! I often overlook it, "it's just introduction" I dismiss. But this LAB causes me to pause and wonder at the Wonder! The grace and peace willed by the Father achieved by the Son that brings me from this present age to an eternal one. Galatians 6:14 leads me to see this deliverance is through the Cross. Oh Let me never, Our Father who is in Heaven, 我们在天上的父 never ever overlook or dismiss even one iota of Your Word again.
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.
From DG webpage
Study Notes Refer: http://www.desiringgod.org/labs/do-you-feel-god-s-grace-and-peace Principle for Bible Reading Cultivating New Love for Old Texts Several verses in the Bible that are much more familiar than others. Many very popular texts are deserving of the attention they receive but if we are not careful they can become so familiar that they lose their gloss and glamour in our eyes. The solution is not to stow certain verses away and come back to them later, the solution is to go deeper into them. One way to do this is to trace the themes in the familiar verses throughout the book or letter. Often, the themes from beloved verses can be found in people, situations, and other statements in the same book of the Bible which can deepen our understanding and appreciation for the familiar. Study Questions Paul begins all of his letters with a prayer that his readers receive grace and peace. What do you think this means? Who is the peace with? Where does the grace and peace come from in Galatians 1:3–5 ? Thinking that we are owed grace and peace hinders us from feeling the benefit of both. Take some time this week reflecting on how we do not deserve either and the staggering cost it took to secure them for us ( Galatians 1:4 ).