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Grace Santifies Us
Indeed, not only our right standing with God, but also our right living depends on grace.
God does not leave us to struggle in our own power to think, speak and act correctly. He gives grace after grace.
"And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace." John 1:16.
We need to "continue in God's grace," Acts 13:43, in order to go on with God. The Word of God's Grace "builds us up and gives us an inheritance among all those who are sanctified," Acts 20:32.
As we hear about all that God's grace does for us, our faith grows and we can then receive the actual grace to make all this a possibility.
The work of sanctification and perfection belongs firstly to God, not to us. This is why it says, "But may the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you."
1 Peter 5:10. It is as the "God of all grace" that the Lord "perfects, establishes and strengthens us."
Grace gives us the power to conduct ourselves correctly in the world.
"For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in all simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you." 2 Corinthians 1:12.
It is only by God's grace, and the graciousness He puts in us, that we can conduct ourselves simply and with godly sincerity in the world.