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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Grace

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chen, χάρις. The favour and graciousness shown by God to guilty man. It stands in contrast to law, John 1:17; Galatians 5:4; also to works and to desert or reward, Romans 4:4; Romans 11:6; 'by grace ye are saved.' Ephesians 2:5,8 . The grace of God is vouchsafed to the saints all along the way: we find nearly all the Epistles commence and end with the invocation of grace on the churches: whereas when individuals are addressed MERCYis added. 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; Titus 1:4; 2 John 3 . The different aspects of grace and mercy have been thus set forth: "Grace refers more to the source and character of the sentiment; mercy to the state of the person who is its object, Grace may give me glory; mercy contemplates some need in me. Mercy is great in the greatness of the need; grace in the thought of the person exercising it."

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Grace'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/g/grace.html. 1897.

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