Grace isn’t a word we use frequently in modern language.
If we watch a news report on one of the world’s remaining monarchs, we might hear them referenced as Your Grace.
Occasionally, someone will say an elegant person has grace and poise.
Yet, what does the word mean? We need to know, because Ephesians 6:24 says we receive it as a blessing when we love the Lord.
“Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.”
What is this blessing we have received?
We can begin to understand it when we look at five synonyms that carry a similar meaning or suggest a revealing connotation.
Following Christ and allowing him to be our mentor creates a beauty of action in everything we do. Our lives reflect his holiness.
Prayer provides us with hope, connectedness, and communication and keeps us on the moral straight track.
We carry a stylishness that comes from living a good life and maintaining godly morals. We stand above the crowd as an example for others to emulate.
We have empathy for those in greater need than we are. We want to make their lives better, offer them financial assistance, and help them when we can.
We do the right thing even when it’s hard. We don’t expect to be honored just for being responsible. We want people’s lives to be better, not to be patted on the back.
Choosing to follow Christ, which means we model our lives after his example, means people should see these characteristics in us. When we truly love Jesus, these attributes are what everyone sees reflected in us.
Our gift of grace will draw others unto Jesus.
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