Enjoy this expository breakdown of Psalm 84. Study alongside Fortner as he examines key phrases and words in this passage and how they apply to our actions as the church today.
Grace “The lord will give grace.” How we love that word “grace.” Grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense. In the life, experience and hope of the believer everything is of grace, from the beginning to the end. Every believer gladly confesses, “By the grace of God I am what I am.”
The Lord will give grace to every sinner redeemed by Christ’s precious blood. Every sinner redeemed and purchased by Christ shall be his and shall obtain grace. Christ did not die for nothing! All whom he redeemed by blood shall have the grace of forgiveness (Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14). All whom he purchased shall have the grace of reconciliation (Col. 1:20). All for whom Christ was made a curse shall have the grace of free justification (Rom. 8:34; Gal. 3:13). All for whom Christ was made to be sin shall have the grace of righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21). All for whom he died shall have the grace of eternal life (John 10:8, 27).
What is this grace which God promises to give? The text does not say, “The LORD will give some grace,” “graces, “ or “a grace.” The text reads, “The LORD will give grace.” The implication is that wherever the Lord gives any grace, he gives all grace. “The LORD will give...” Regenerating grace (Eph. 2:1-5). Justifying grace (Rom. 5:1-9). Sanctifying grace (Heb. 10:10-14). Preserving grace (Phil. 1:6). Instructing grace (John 16:13). Directing grace (Prov. 3:5-6). Comforting grace (John 16:7; Lam. 3:24-25). Reviving grace (Isa. 57:15). Sufficient grace (2 Cor. 12:9).