1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
When a person comes to Jesus and is saved, he becomes a child of God, born again. That event took place in their life because of their faith, yes, and their believing, but also because God has chosen to deal with mankind in terms of grace, or a grace covenant. We are saved by grace. We come to know the grace of God in salvation, or the grace that saves, but getting saved is only the beginning of our Father dealing with us by grace. Our entire life is now to be under grace and to be a further uncovering and unveiling to our hearts of the exceeding riches of His grace.
The grace of God is the very heart of the Gospel and what makes Christianity different than all man-made religions. Our relationship to God in terms of grace is not to end at salvation, but only to begin. In 1 Peter 4:10 The Spirit of God reveals that grace is manifold which means multi-colored (variegated), various, and pertaining to that which exists in a variety of kind. There are dimensions of grace most Christians do not know, as the following partial list of verses unveil:
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my STRENGTH is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Timothy 2:1, “Thou therefore, my son, BE STRONG IN the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and FIND GRACE to help in time of need.
Hebrews 12:28, “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, LET US HAVE (HOLDFAST) GRACE, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”
Hebrews 13:9, “Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart BE ESTABLISHED WITH GRACE; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.”
James 4:6 But he giveth MORE GRACE. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
2 Peter 3:18, “But GROW IN GRACE, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”
Listen to these words associated with grace: strength, be strong in, find, holdfast, be established with, giveth more, and grow in grace. All imply a revealing and experiencing of grace beyond saving grace.