Lavished Grace Upon Grace

1 John 3:1-3 … Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed{lavished} on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
From the song in the previous post the phrases “the riches of His grace” and the word “lavished” were impressed on my heart. This leads to Ephesians 1:7-8.
Ephesians 1:7-8 … In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight …

  • From NetBible Eph 1:8
    lavish[4052] = to have in abundance, abounding
    **”Abounding” is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • From NetBible Jn 1:16
    From His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

    =>grace “on top of” grace, = accumulation
    => probably based on this verse: Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You{reveal, teach} and that I may find grace in Your sight{eyes} Ex 33:13


The riches of His grace, grace upon grace is an ongoing process lavished on us in abundance! This causes us to mature and grow more and more like Him; much like the process of a bud growing to a full blooming flower as it receives sunlight!

The following prayer takes on deeper meaning!!
Philippians 1:9-11 … And this I pray, that your love may abound[4052] still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

  • From NetBible Phil 1:9
    abound[4052] = to have in abundance, abounding, lavish
    **”Abounding” is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • From NetBible Phil 1:10
    sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
    *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.
  • What a beautiful picture of a sincere pure heart! The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing of the “Son/sun”. A heart the will grow; much like a bud growing to a full blooming flower in the sunlight!



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One Response to “Lavished Grace Upon Grace”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Song 2:14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.

    A Song:
    In His eyes, in His eyes
    So much love, in His eyes –1Jn 3:1
    Lift up your face to Jesus
    Look deep, deep in His eyes
    Deep in His eyes of grace –Eph 1:4-8
    Be held in His gaze –Ps 32:8
    A costly jewel –Mal 3:17
    A beloved child –1Jn 3:2
    So precious in His sight – Is 43:4
    In His eyes, in His eyes
    So much love for His child.

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