Today’s list of scriptures focus on the theme of grace. Living in a society that places emphasis on merit and class, one can easily fall into the pattern of believing that anything good in life must be earned.
It is also easy to believe that when bad things occur, one is left to his or her own devices, internally unsettled and frustratingly seeking a solution.
Old Testament law revolved around this concept. If you do X, Y, and Z, then you will earn God’s love and grace. If you choose not to do these things, immediate and severe punishment followed.
In the New Testament, though, the Good News was that Jesus was the only pure sacrifice whose shed blood could cover all who believe. Away with engaging in rituals and saying and doing all the right (lawful) things in order live well and in peace. The Good News was that we could please God simply by believing that Christ was the ultimate sacrifice.
What is Grace?
Grace is undeserved loving-kindness and favor from God.
It is also described as a free gift in the Strong’s Greek lexicon #5486; a definition of charisma. Other occurrences of grace referenced on this page can be found in Strong’s concordance as #5485, charis, which is derived from charisma and also describes grace as a gift or bounteous benefit.
Below I’ve compiled a list of 13 scriptures about grace. There are many, many more; these are the ones that stood out during my quiet time.
If there is a Bible verse that stands out to you, I suggest reading verses that come before and after it while asking the Holy Spirit to reveal its truth to you.
13 Scriptures About Grace
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus ChristJohn 1:16-17
“This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:22-24)
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into his grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
But the gift is not like the trespass. For as the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!Romans 5:15
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17)
The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 5:20-21
“For sin will not be your master because you are not under law, but under grace.” (Romans 6:14)
And God is able to make grace abound towards you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.2 Corinthians 9:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.Ephesians 2:8-9
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.Ephesians 4:7
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)