“Do NOT Receive God’s Grace In Vain”
As God’s co-workers we urge you NOT to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
This is a very crucial part of Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. There was a problem with FALSE TEACHERS, who could have been Judaizers, who may have denied that Godly RIGHTEOUSNESS, was obtained through FAITH. The Judaizers would have wanted the message to say that the Mosaic Law was a means of obtaining RIGHTEOUSNESS. But Paul refused to say anything of the sort, which would NOT have been the TRUTH.
Chapter five, verse twenty-one is the basis of Paul’s message: “God made Him (JESUS) who had NO sin to be sin for US. So that we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God.” PLAIN and TRUTHFUL. ONLY through the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST, can an individual obtain RIGHTEOUSNESS. Any other ATTEMPT is receiving God’s grace in VAIN. You cannot BUY, CHEAT, STEAL, COMPROMISE or use ANY other MEANS to obtain God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Paul quoted the Prophet Isaiah, saying; “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” God has had a PLAN from ETERNITY PAST up to ETERNITY FUTURE, and NOW, is the DAY of SALVATION, which is the present AGE of GRACE. And His PLAN is the PLAN of SALVATION, coming to God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son, who took on the SIN of ALL mankind, in order for them to RECEIVE the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God. Paul says; “NOW is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the DAY of SALVATION! Don’t put it off! You may NOT have another opportunity.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you do NOT POSSESS His SALVATION or His RIGHTEOUSNESS. And you are headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPING. You MUST TURN AWAY FROM your old sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and receive His RIGHTEOUSNESS. And ESCAPE Hell and GAIN Heaven. Do it NOW, while you still can, because NOW IS THE TIME. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!