May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NLT)
It’s an odd blessing. Why would the Apostle Paul separate the three parts of the Trinity and offer grace from Jesus, love from God and fellowship from the Holy Spirit? They must have unique elements to offer.
May the grace of Jesus be with you.
Grace is God’s undeserved favor toward man, but Paul prays the grace of Jesus over the Corinthians. I can only guess that this specific grace flows from the cross. Jesus sacrificed His life on our behalf, even though we did nothing to deserve any man’s life. And Jesus gave His own life. He never sinned, but was beaten and killed to erase our sin. That’s remarkable grace.
May God’s love be with you.
God always acts out of love. This beautiful and intricate world is His generous gift. With patience and persistence He seeks a relationship with us and loves us despite our flaws. Out of this love, He sent His Son to die—a distinctive expression of love.
May the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
To be loved so deeply that we’re worth dying for is beyond comprehension, but we are also blessed with the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Fellowship isn’t a modern word; It means partnership or doing life together. The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit with us, always walking alongside. Our partner guides, comforts, and encourages. We are never alone. It’s a unique partnership.
Remarkable, distinct, unique, and incomprehensible doesn’t begin to capture the enormity of this blessing.
Do you know you’re worth dying for?
Do you know God’s abundant love?
Do you feel the Spirit’s presence doing life with you? (tweet this)