The grace of God is not against behaving orderly and rightly. Whenever we preach the gospel of grace, there are many who say we are propagating sin. It’s as if once grace is heard, the next thing that comes to mind is sin.
The truth, however, is that the grace of God does not in any way propagate sin; it rather propagates right living.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:11-12 KJV
The grace of God that brought salvation to us also teaches how to conduct ourselves rightly. Through this grace, we know that we are no longer in sin but in righteousness.
By knowing we are righteous, we know that there are certain behaviors that are not befitting for us, so we avoid them. We embrace living righteously, forgiving and showing love to others.
Every time, we are pointed to the reality of our union with Christ, we are also pointed to the necessity of conducting ourselves rightly because of this union.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:3-4 KJV
Here, he talks of our union with Christ. Then he goes on to say:
To be continued…