And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.“ John 1:16.
What, then, is “grace for grace”?
I have always understood this Hebraism by the words of the Lord to His disciples:
“freely ye have received, freely give”. Matthew 10:8.
Churches are full of people every Sunday morning who have received God’s grace, as evidenced by the fact that they got out of bed. Hallelujah!
The body of Christ continue to touch lives by the hands of those who give grace. Who have received grace, for grace.
The testimony of Christian maturity is found in the words of Paul:
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, “because I have you in my heart”; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel:
“ye all are partakers of my grace.” Philippians 1:7.
The unmerited favor of God is a theological definition of grace that is universally accepted among Christians.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Co 9:8.
A Holy Ghost definition of grace: the all sufficiency of God that enables us to abound in every good work in service to the body of Christ.
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. (charity) 2 Co 8:7.
Since it is still better to give than to receive (Acts 20:35), continue to freely give, for we have received of His Fullness.