“Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with words, unsettling your souls” (Acts 15:24).

Many, even in the church, have difficulty grasping the concept of grace. So much so, they attempt to add human requirements and biblical laws to God’s redeeming mercies — a kind of faith + something else. It is the “something else” that brings disturbance, conflict, agitation, and unrest to the soul because we can never figure out what it is or how much of it is necessary. Grace alone is the salve and healing balm of the soul. It’s presence is the unceasing reminder of what God has and what we are unable to achieve.

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