Divine grace is such an important part of the worship process, because it starts the worship process. The grace given to us, by God, is the reason we are able to worship in the first place. Strong’s Concordance gives this definition, “Grace, the state of kindness and favor towards someone, often with a focus on a benefit given to the object.” Grace has also been roughly defined as “getting what we don’t deserve” or unmerited favor. We have been set free from death because of the grace God showed us to send his son.
In 2 Corinthians 9:8 we see, “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” In this scripture we see grace as being able to live the Christ like life. Grace is more than this one time gift that God gives us; it is a daily reality in our lives. Grace is what allows me to serve and life for him every day. Grace allows me to serve others, show grace to others, and minister to others. This is not something I would have done as freely before I was given the opportunity to accept the grace offered. But now that I have, I want to allow others to experience it too.
Grace also allows us to have freedom from the “law” because of Christ. In Galatians 3:24 we read, “The law then was our guardian until Christ came, and we are now justified through faith in Him”. Believers before Christ were subject to so many rules and regulations put upon them, but now we are able to experience freedom though the new life God’s grace provides us. And that freedom is one reason why we worship.
Grace allows us to worship. Grace is like being pardoned from a life in prison. So many people take for granted the opportunity to worship. But when we look at what we have been pulled out of, what we have come from, our worship can’t help but come out!