Romans 5:20-21 (NASB) The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Law proved that sinful man could not make himself righteous. All the rules and regulations of our modern-day churches cannot make us holy. Only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ can we be made blameless before God. We need to be more intentional about thanking God for grace.
Grace can be defined as favor or goodwill. God’s grace can be better defined as LOVE. He loves us so much that we cannot fathom the depths of His grace. He continually lavishes us with blessings we don’t deserve. Yet we complain about the things we don’t have.
God’s grace is not about naming it and claiming it. God’s grace is about being forgiven. When we truly understand how grace is consistently working in our lives, then we will stop being so materialistic about it. God’s favor is not about getting good stuff; that’s a by-product. God’s favor is about salvation and reconciliation through Jesus Christ for our eternal lives with Him.