Measured Grace

I recently ran across a piece of paper on which I had written some quotes from Jerry Bridges’ book Transforming Grace.  What good stuff!

Bridges quotes from John Blanchard’s Truth for Life: A Devotional  Commentary on the Epistle of James.  I’ve taken the liberty to divide the lines up into more of a poetry form.

So he supplies perfectly measured grace to meet the needs of the godly.
For daily needs there is daily grace;
for sudden needs, sudden grace;
for overwhelming need, overwhelming grace.
God’s grace is given wonderfully, but not wastefully;
freely but not foolishly;
bountifully but not blindly.

Just a bit later, commenting on Exodus 16:16-21, he writes:

God’s distribution of the manna illustrates the way He distributes grace. There is always ample supply; no one ever need go without.  But there is only as much as we need – and even that is on a day-to-day basis.  God doesn’t permit us to “store up” grace.  We must look to Him anew each day for new supply.

Oh, Lord, help me to humble myself each day to receive the supply of grace I’ll need to glorify you!

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