by Randy Chambers, 2014-08-19
1 Peter 4:10, NIV: Each one should use whatever gift he has received
to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
If we see ourselves as the receivers of God’s grace, we should be humbled and
grateful. We should understand that we did nothing to merit such grace. But we
are more than recipients of His grace—we are also the extenders of His grace.
For though we sin, make mistakes, hurt others, or miss the mark; God extends His
grace to us to forgive us and love us unconditionally. Even as He has extended
grace to us, so through His grace we are to extend the same grace to others. Has
someone wronged you? Extend His grace. Have you been hurt? Extend His grace.
When an ill-tempered or rude person catches you unaware, extend His
grace—allowing the Light of God’s love to be seen in and through you, in every