God of All Grace

Patricia Campbell
Thoughts on 1 Peter 5:10

 

Grace

…the God of all grace…has called you to His eternal glory…

Who? The self-existent eternal Creator God; the God who told Moses that no man could see His face and live; the God who dwells in unapproachable light…

What? He has called…He did it. He initiated and He called: His voice went out. His voice called your name. His voice whispered truth into your heart.

Who? You…a sinner, foul stinking lying proud arrogant rebellious sinner – me. How can one such as I approach such a pure shining holy high eternal God?

Only by His grace – He is the God of all grace. And the grace He supplies for our cleansing and transformation is found only in Christ Jesus of the Bible.

…the God of all grace…has called you to His eternal glory…

He has called us to enter into something remarkable; into His eternal glory – which outside of cleansing transformation would instantly kill us! He who, “…wraps Himself in light as a garment,” has called sinners to enter into that eternal glory, in Christ.

All of this is possible only within Christ Jesus. He is our ark of life forever. Jesus Christ is our ark who saves us from the wrath against all sin that is coming, not to flood the earth as at first, but to burn the earth.

Peter, who had so boasted of his love and who so failed in his love, knew God’s grace! The God of all grace had called Peter, and when Peter fell, the God of all grace rescued and restored Peter.

Within the context of 1 Peter 5:10, one fallen restored sinner was speaking to other fallen restored sinners who were suffering. He said, “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

This God of all grace who called you will Himself finish what He started, for nothing is too hard for Him! What is impossible for man is possible with God.

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