Grace in Vain

God has made every person ever born and He has selected each one for a purpose and by whom their parents would be. The scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians that “He gives each seed its own body.” He therefore makes the choice of our parents- not us; for our parents will have the necessary genes or means or location to give us the opportunity to serve God’s plans. It concerns others really more than ourselves. We are given a choice to do this, yet will we?

Also in 1 Corinthians 15, there is a very interesting verse that I wonder how many people have read the Bible and missed it or have not been even taught. Verse 10 says this: “By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain.”

Do we understand what “vain” means in this passage? Its meaning wasted; that all God has done for us we should not waste…but how many of us do? I think of myself and then also those who every day, each week, all year, do pretty much as they please when they wouldn’t even be here if God hadn’t allowed it.

God will always give every person opportunities to change, to follow His ways, to use our lives in different avenues to grow, to know Him, to accept the life Jesus would give us and to labor for the eternal life to come. But instead, so many take God’s grace in vain, considering their own lives here and not looking beyond themselves. We must not do this but take a good look at our lives right now before our time is up here, for no explanation will excuse us if we continue to take God’s grace in vain.

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