November 21 | John 1:16
“For out of His fullness all of us received grace upon grace” (John 1:16)
Recently, many game shows from the 60s and 70s are being relaunched. One of them is Let’s Make a Deal. The host offers money in one hand and the opportunity to make more than he offers by opening one of three doors. Behind each door is a gift that may be more than the money he offers or less.
Who doesn’t want to get the most they can out of opportunities like that? But you could lose a lot if you open a door and when less than the money the host offers. You have to take a chance. Let’s Make a Deal preys on the greed of its contestants.
And yet, Jesus offers priceless treasures to us for free. Jesus came in glory, offering us a wealth of His grace that covers over our sins. None of us realizes just how much of a gift His grace is. We accept it without realizing its full potential.
Or are we looking for more? We act like it’s not enough. The thing about grace upon grace from Jesus is that it can also be understood as “grace in place of grace.” It’s like opening door number one and finding grace, then open door number two, and finding more grace. No matter how many doors we open, we find more of Jesus’ grace.
Jesus lavishes His grace on us and makes us clean before the Father. We can never get enough, and we don’t have to do anything to receive it. It’s the free gift that keeps on giving.
Action Step: How much do you value Jesus’ grace? People tend not to value free things. How do you prove Jesus’ grace has true value for you? What can you do differently to cherish His grace in your life?
Precious Jesus, you don’t ask questions when I devalue your grace for me. When I walk all over you and ignore your gracious gifts, you still love me. Show me the value of your grace. Thank you for giving it to me without question.