Grace and Mercy

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Grace and Mercy Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Grace and Mercy Introduction The book of Hebrews (4:16, The New King James Version) declares that "Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” This short passage would prompt a Christian to pursue the meaning of both grace and mercy, and not necessarily within this context. One can locate the words and mercy in English Bible translations used in a similar context, and often in the same sentence. However, with respect to Biblical semantics, the two words do not have the same meaning. The lesson from Jonah provides a succinct incident when the meaning of the words is separated in the Bible. mercy is intricately linked to mercy, God shielded Jonah from the heat of the sun by using a plant, which he later destroyed to teach Jonah about his mercies. In 1 Timothy (1:12-14), Paul expressed his appreciations to the mercy he obtained and for the grace of Christ, for his was a big sinner. Part 1 Grace is a horribly misinterpreted word, and defining it in a succinct way is often challenging. Well, there have been definitions that perhaps have been floated around, that try to capture its definition, but most of them have fallen short of capturing an accurate theological definition. Grace is a favor that is given to sinner, who otherwise might have deserved the wrath of the Almighty (Timothy, 2010). Displaying kindness to people one does not know can be defined as an unmerited favor; however, when one does some good to the enemies, then it shows more of the spirit of grace (Luke 6-27-36). Grace cannot be an inactive or conceptual

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