Today is 5/5 or Cinco de Mayo!
The number 5 is associated with God’s grace or charis.
The New Testament Greek Lexicon – New American Standard defines “charis” as:
- that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech
- good will, loving-kindness, favour
- of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtue
This word can be found all throughout the New Testament in the original greek language. Charis is the foundation of all I do in business and ministry and is found in one of my favorite passages of scripture:
2 Corinthians 9:8 Amplified Version
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
Today I want to encourage you to celebrate what God has done is your life! Think about what He’s brought you through and the good work He is presently performing in you. You are a modern day example of God’s grace in action! Amen!
Romans 5:5 AMP
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
Revelation 5:5 AMP
5 Then one of the elders (of the heavenly Sanhedrin) said to me, Stop weeping! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root (Source) of David, has won (has overcome and conquered)! He can open the scroll and break its seven seals.
Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy (priceless, spiritual) wine and milk without money and without price (simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing).
Do you have a favorite verse or scripture that reminds you of God’s grace? Leave a comment or share your thoughts!