As we look at grace before we start to unpack it’s riches we must underand it. Webster defines grace as:
1 a: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification b: a virtue coming from God c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance
Webster goes with what Psalm 84:11 NKJV, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
Here is Bonnie’s version of Psalm 84:11; God is my light and protection. He is the giver of grace and glory. He keeps back nothing that is good for those who walk in His light.
We see God gives grace, we can’t create grace in and of ourselves.
Part of that grace He gives to us are the good things. That doesn’t mean if asked Him for a BMW, He’s going to give it to me. It could make me prideful which wouldn’t be good for me. See He won’t give me something that would cause me not to walk according to his light.
In 1 Corinthians 10:23; ” All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. ” we come to the understanding that there are things that might be good but not helpful or edifying for us. My best example is watermelon. Watermelon is good, I love it, BUT it is not helpful to me. In fact it can be deadly to me. If I eat it or any melon my throat swells shut or get it on my hands they turn bright red and break out in hives. Neither of these reactions are helpful to me, likewise, God is not going to give us something which would cause something bad for us.
Through His grace He gives us good things that will build us up and not cause us harm.