Wednesday, October 28, 2009

grace some more

Grace comes to us in two dimensions, vertical and horizontal. Vertical grace centers on our relationship with God. It is amazing. It frees us from the demands and condemnation of the Mosaic Law. It announces hope to the sinner-the gift of eternal life, along with all its benefits. Horizontal grace centers on our human relationships. It is cahrming. It frees us from the tyranny of pleasing people and adjusting our lives to the demands and expectiations of human opinion. It gives relief-the enjoyment of freedom along with all its benefits. It silences needless guilt and rmoves self-imposed shame. Charles Swindoll Grace Awakening in love. trish.

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