Daily Devotionals on Living by Grace

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it, and then experience it at work in our lives. Grace has rightly been described as “unmerited favor.” The acronym, “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense” catches more of its majesty. Grace is God freely providing for us (as we trust in the work of His Son) all that we will ever need, all that we will ever yearn for, all that He has commanded us to walk in and become-realities that we could never produce on our own, could never earn, and could never deserve. Grace offers what every human desperately needs, but what God alone can provide.

This grace is found only in a person, the Lord Jesus. It is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Thus, it is accessible only through an ongoing personal relationship with Him.

Grace was made available to us by Jesus’ willingness to take our spiritual bankruptcy upon Himself, that we might partake of His spiritual richness. Before coming to earth below, Jesus enjoyed heavenly riches above (“that though He was rich). He knew the infinitely rich fellowship of the Father and the Spirit. He received the rich worship of angelic beings. He enjoyed the limitless rights and privileges of deity.

Then, for our benefit, Jesus voluntarily became poor (“for your sakes He became poor). He humbled Himself to walk as a man among sinful humanity. He who was adored above became despised below. He who shined forth in glorious divinity in heaven was clothed in humble humanity on earth. He who created all things was slain by those He created. He who existed in eternity past died in time. He who was holy took our sin upon Himself.

Through these workings of His grace, all who believed in Him would become spiritually rich (“that you through His poverty might become rich”). Now, we whose “righteousnesses were as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6) have become “the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). We “who once were not a people…are now the people of God” (1 Peter 2:10). Now, we have been “blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

Dear Lord, I thank You and praise You for Your great grace toward me. May I increasingly know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ through a growing relationship with Him. May I become an instrument of Your grace in the lives of others, all for Your glory and honor, in Jesus’ name, Amen. –By Bob Hoekstra

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“BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.” —2 PETER 3:18

“God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it and then experience it at work in our lives. In these devotionals, Pastor Bob Hoekstra explains that God’s grace is much more than forgiveness. It is much more than new birth. It is much more than we have yet understood, comprehended or drawn upon. God’s grace is much more than sufficient to give us abundant life and much more than what is necessary to radically change our lives.

Grace is God freely providing for us (as we trust in the person and work of His Son) all that we will ever need, all that we will ever yearn for, and all that He has commanded us to walk in and become. These are realities that we could never produce on our own, could never earn and never deserve. Grace offers what every human desperately needs, but what God alone could provide. This grace is found in a person, the Lord Jesus. Thus, it is accessible only through an ongoing, humble, and dependent relationship with Him. Through each devotional in this book, Pastor Bob points us to the One in whom this wonderful, all-sufficient grace is found.” –Devotional Book “Day by Day by Grace” Pastor Bob Hoekstra

365 Amazing Devotionals

“BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.” —2 PETER 3:18

“God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it and then experience it at work in our lives. In these devotionals, Pastor Bob Hoekstra explains that God’s grace is much more than forgiveness. It is much more than new birth. It is much more than we have yet understood, comprehended or drawn upon. God’s grace is much more than sufficient to give us abundant life and much more than what is necessary to radically change our lives.

Grace is God freely providing for us (as we trust in the person and work of His Son) all that we will ever need, all that we will ever yearn for, and all that He has commanded us to walk in and become. These are realities that we could never produce on our own, could never earn and never deserve. Grace offers what every human desperately needs, but what God alone could provide. This grace is found in a person, the Lord Jesus. Thus, it is accessible only through an ongoing, humble, and dependent relationship with Him. Through each devotional in this book, Pastor Bob points us to the One in whom this wonderful, all-sufficient grace is found.” –Devotional Book “Day by Day by Grace” Pastor Bob Hoekstra

“God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it and then experience it at work in our lives. In these devotionals, Pastor Bob Hoekstra explains that God’s grace is much more than forgiveness. It is much more than new birth. It is much more than we have yet understood, comprehended or drawn upon. God’s grace is much more than sufficient to give us abundant life and much more than what is necessary to radically change our lives.

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