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Quotes About Grace: 15 Magnificent Quotes to Lift Your Spirit

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Set aside the question of Heaven or Hell after we die: what about Heaven or Hell while we live? The fabric of everyday life is alive with the grace of God. Grace forgives, but it also guides. If we wait until we’ve sinned to call upon the grace of God, we’ve squandered the greater part of grace. Grace restores, but it also guards. It also instructs us to deny ungodly ways and teaches us the how-to of life: how to life sensible, upright, and godly lives in this present age. Too often we have shortened grace into a simple retelling of forgiveness, but it’s so much more. Like the atmosphere, it surrounds all creation. Grace is the atmosphere of our life with God. Each moment we breathe, we breathe deep of grace. And just as we are unaware of our breathing, a vast amount of God’s grace goes unnoticed. We would cease to exist without grace. Perhaps these quotes about grace will raise our sights.

Quotes About Grace: 15 Magnificent Quotes to Lift Your Spirit

1. “We are born broken. We live mending. The grace of God is the glue.” —Eugene O’Neill

2. “If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.” —John Mark McMillan

3. “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are are but does not leave us where it found us.” —Anne Lamott

4. “Grace is not opposed to effort, it’s opposed to earning.” —Dallas Willard

5. “Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking man can get them himself without grace.” —Simone Weil

6. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” —2 Corinthians 12:9

7.“Grace, like water, flows to the lowest part.” —Philip Yancey

8. “Without a heart transformed by the grace of Christ, we just continue to manage external and internal darkness.” —Matt Chandler

9. “In the New Testament, grace means God’s love in action toward men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves.” —J.I. Packer

10. “All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void.” —Simone Weil

11. “Grace saves us from life without God—even more, it empowers us for life with God.” —Richard Foster

12. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” —Proverbs 29:23 and James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5

13. “Before we can sing God’s song, we must fill our lungs with grace.” —Ray Hollenbach

14.“I rejected the church for a time because I found so little grace there. I returned because I found grace nowhere else.” —Philip Yancey

15. “If a person has grasped the meaning of God’s grace in his heart, he will do justice. If he doesn’t live justly, then he may say with his lips that he is grateful for God’s grace, but in his heart he is far from him. If he doesn’t care about the poor, it reveals that at best he doesn’t understand the grace he has experienced, and at worst he has not really encountered the saving mercy of God. Grace should make you just.” —Timothy Keller


These quotes about grace are drawn from Deeper Grace, available at Amazon.com

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