The grace of God is misunderstood by many Christians and Bible teachers. Under grace believers are free from sin but not free to sin. The erroneous doctrine of eternal security stems from the teaching that once saved by grace, you are forever saved. But Demas who was once saved by grace, later backslid and lost his salvation because of the love of the world. We cannot take the grace of God for granted.
Beloved, the latter part of our key text says God has created all things including you, for his pleasure. What does it mean to please God? It simply means to believe him, giving him first place in everything that you do in life. This can only be achieved by believers who sincerely seek God to know him. When we truly know God, the Holy Spirit will help us to please him in all things.
At the throne of grace we enjoy a double portion: God's forgiving mercy and His pardoning grace. Whereas, His grace has appeared to all men for personal appropriation, God's mercy is there for the asking. The Lord is always there to answer anyone that will dare to call upon Him in the time of trouble. There's always abundant pardon awaiting the penitent sinner.
How do you see men? There will be no passion for evangelism until you are able to see men as men and not as trees. Another touch from the Lord is needed to enable you see men through the eyes of Christ. When Jesus saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion and He raised a prayer request for more labourers to be sent to the field of souls - Matthew 9:36.
Christians are warned against following worldly examples and standards. They are not permitted to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. Others may tell lies, jest, gossip, embezzle funds, bear false witness, but genuine Christians are expected to be different. They are not allowed to join a multitude to do anything that will not bring glory to the name of the Lord and His kingdom.