There Is No Such Thing As “Too Much” Grace

We all fail, make mistakes and are in need of grace and second chances. The beautiful thing about the story of Jesus is that his grace was sufficient for ALL people, the whole world, anyone who calls upon his name (2 Corinthians 5:15).

There is no such thing in life as extending “too much” grace, yet I find myself encountering people who like to withhold this grace from people due to their own theological beliefs. It’s pretty lame. It’s not biblical.

Jesus Was Legit

In the Bible we see Jesus spending time with drunks, prostitutes, liars and swindlers. He loved on them, showed them relentless grace and lived out the message of the Gospel instead of just talking about it. He was the real deal. He was legit. If we call ourselves Christians, doesn’t that mean we are to mimic the life that Jesus lived? It sure does. So let’s do it!

“Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.)” —Mark 2:15

Grace Is A Requirement

Showing relentless grace isn’t just a recommendation, it’s a requirement for anyone who calls themselves a Jesus follower. We show grace because Jesus first showed grace to us. We don’t deserve it, yet he gives it to use anyways.

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” —Romans 5:8

There have been a handful of times in my life where I’ve been told, “You show too much grace.”  I find myself baffled every time I heard this statement, mostly because I don’t thing showing too much grace is even possible. If I die being known as a guy who “showed too much grace,” that’d be a life well lived for the name of Jesus. One single act of grace could be the tipping point for someone truly understanding the love of Jesus.

-Jarrid Wilson


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Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

8 comments on “There Is No Such Thing As “Too Much” Grace”

  1. Love this… my life and story is completely wrapped in God’s grace. I should not forget to extend the grace I have been given, to other people. Sadly, I do sometimes… which leads to yet more grace. We keep striving for that perfections to which He called us…

  2. Showing grace to many, is being Christ like. I totally agree with your perspective. We can never show too much grace. Though our human nature doesn’t always want us to give grace, God does. Thank you for reminding me of that.

  3. Relentless grace. Today this seems to be an evil even among Christians. If we, the body of Christ, fail to show how much grace God has placed upon us then there is no used in claiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus took company with sinners and still remained true to who he (is) we should be able to do just the same, yet when we get in the company of unbelievers and doubters and sinners we tend to got into the status quo and not be the “scene-changers” that this mind in CHRIST Jesus has called us to be.
    No! We can never show too much grace. Remember 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace it’s sufficient for thee; for my power is made perfect in weakness.” It is God’s grace that gives us the strength to seek and to follow after the SAVIOUR, therein we are granted to walk in his glory.

  4. I Believe the Holy Spirit has embrace my eyes to see the righteousness of Christ and it humbles me eagerly. I always take things too personal for granted. God is saying to me When time goes by ? There will be time to take patiently. All I do is sin and it keeps pushing boundaries. See The Devil tempts us to do his way. Because, he knows that Jesus is the Son of God. All we do is not put Christ to the test. Jesus doesn’t fool around. Only Man takes advantage of himself. So we have to do is let go of the burdens. Without hesttating.

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