What is grace? First, it depends upon who God is and what He has done. Second, it is something that we never merit. Third, we receive it by responding in faith to God’s Word. Fourth, when we start to learn the Word of God, we must understand that it is always totally rooted in grace.
The Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:32, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” It is so important for us to be rooted in the Word of God. Then we will be able to understand the true, pure function of God’s grace and how we should stand in it. “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2).
When we comprehend what it means to stand in grace, then we will be able to grow in it and its authority of love. We will also rest knowing that it is impossible for Jesus Christ to deal with us outside of grace, because it is a part of His nature. He is “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14b) and therefore, “of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace” (John 1:16).