The Grace of God as in 1 Corinthians 15:10
The Grace of God is more than salvation and everything a Christian needs for life and godliness. The definition of Grace could be “God’s life, power and righteousness are given to us by unmerited favor.” Through Grace, God effectively changes humankind’s hearts and lives.
The Grace of God abides with anyone who fellowship with Him regularly. God has blessed us with the Grace of Fellowship as we become regenerated children of God. Man is tripartite by nature as God, and we are made of the body, soul, and spirit. God gives us His Grace through our fellowship with Christ.
His Grace enables those who have believed and have been washed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ to have peace with God through Jesus Christ. They are “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the Saints and of the household of God,” They have access with boldness to this Grace wherein we stand. Those under the dispensation of the second Adam have fullness restoration that fellowship which was lost to them by the sin and disobedience of their first federal head. We can then say we have had fellowship with God in this respect, that the very thing which is His happiness has been our happiness. Fellowship with God brings us to the same conclusion Apostle Paul reached when he wrote Romans 8: 38-39:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our LORD.
Definition of LORDSHIP OF CHRIST
“Lordship is giving back to God the controls of my life so that He may use me to accomplish and fulfill His will through me.” When we give lordship of our life to Jesus Christ, our fellowship with Him is total.
1 Corinthians 15:10:
But by the Grace of God, I am what I am –
Paul saw himself as a chosen vessel of salvation. Not by works, nor on account of faith, or any holiness of his, but by Grace. Paul speaks of being regenerated, called, sanctified, justified, pardoned, and adopted by it. He’s being a believer in Christ through faith, as a gift of God’s Grace, and having a reasonable hope of eternal glory the same way. Paul, as a minister of the Gospel, and an apostle, being in that high office was purely by the Grace of God. Paul was what he was, a minister of the Gospel, an apostle, in that high office purely by the Grace of God. Men did not make him, nor his education, learning, and industry. Nor through any merits of his. But by free favor and sovereign will of God, that bestowed on his gifts and Grace, by which he was qualified for apostleship, and to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ.
And His Grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain –
By “grace” meant the goodwill and free favor of God, from whence all the blessings of goodness arise. Here, the gifts of Grace exceptionally qualify for the ministry. For what qualifies men for the preaching of the Gospel is not human learning, nor natural parts, nor internal Grace, neither separately nor altogether: but peculiar gifts, which lie in an understanding of the Scriptures, and the doctrines of the Gospel, and in an aptitude to explain and teach them to the improvement of others: and these gifts are not of nature, nor acquired by art and industry, but are of Grace; are gifts freely bestowed by God, and are not in vain, at least should not be; they are not to be wrapped up in a napkin, and hid in the earth; they are not to be neglected, but to be stirred up and improved by prayer, meditation, reading, constant study, and frequent use, as they were by the apostle; and by a divine blessing were not without their use, to the good of souls, and the glory of God. Hence as what he was, so what he had, was by the Grace of God, and likewise what he did, as follows:
But I labored more abundantly than they all –
meaning, not the false apostles, who were loiterers, and not laborers, but the true apostles of Christ; not than them all put together, but then any one of them singly considered; he labored in the Lord’s vineyard, in the word and doctrine, preaching in season and out of season; he traveled over a more significant part of the world, preached oftener, and wrote more than any of the rest; was the instrument of converting more souls, and he planted more churches, endured more hardships and sufferings than any of the other apostles;
Yet not I, but the Grace of God which was with me.
Paul attributes all to the Grace of God. And nothing to himself; the Grace of God made him an apostle of Christ and preacher of the Gospel. It was what was bestowed on him that qualified him for it; it enabled him to labor and toil, to do and suffer all he did, and which gave success to all his ministrations. He is exceedingly careful to magnify the free favor of God and the gifts of his Grace and means, not the Grace that was in him, but the Grace that was without him, though with him.