Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Adjustment to the justice of God, Part 5. Righteousness and justice introduce the grace of God.
Thursday, February 28, 2002
Cursing/condemnation = what one deserves. Blessing = what one could never earn or deserve - the grace of God.
Grace did not start until there was condemnation; then there was a need for grace.
Condemnation must precede salvation; EPH 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Once you bring righteousness and justice into the picture, you bring the grace of the Lord, PSA 33:5.
The justice of God is the basis for the preservation of the saints, PSA 37:28.
ISA 30:18 Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Turn to JER 9:23
Our correction comes from the justice of God: JER 10:24.
HOS 2:19 “And I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In grace and in compassion,”
HOS 12:6 Therefore, return to your God, Observe grace and justice, And wait for your God continually.
Once you crack that maturity barrier you have a paradise encapsulated in the devils world with the sovereign of the flesh, the OSN, broken.
ROM 5:5 the love for God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
God is veracity - absolute truth.
1JO 5:19, the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Grace represents that which is limitless and measureless.
Grace is nothing less than the unlimited love of God expressing itself in measureless blessing.
Grace is based on divine mercy and divine forgiveness.
Grace is the divine solution for mankind before, during, and after salvation.
Grace = undeserved blessing.
Grace is all that God is free to do for mankind without compromising His essence.
1. The divine policy in salvation for all mankind.
a. Total depravity.
b. Total separation from God.
c. Total helplessness.
Turn to LUK 18:13
Grace Bible Church All Rights Reserved Robert R. McLaughlin 2002