A Trophy of God's Grace
For I am the least of the disciples... because I have persecuted the people of God [or whatever your heinous sins have been]. But by God’s grace I am what I am; and His grace, which [was] towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not I, but the grace of God which [was] with me.”
And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”
Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
Behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not; and do thou, when once thou hast turned again, strengthen thy brethren.
Are we a “trophy of God’s Grace” because He HAS “finished” the Work—and we accept and BELIEVE that—and our daily lives, plans, possessions, relationships, jobs, geographies, reputations, families, and desires therefore belong utterly to Him?
Will we respond to His kindness by “working harder than all the rest” and be daily givers, “strengthening our brothers,” because of the immense grace and forgiveness we’ve been shown?
Yes ___ or No ___ (check one)