Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth? (1 Peter 1:13)
Question: What is the grace that will be brought in Jesus’s second coming? Is Peter saying that we should fix our hope specifically on that grace in the future, because we do not have the full measure of God’s grace right now in Christ?
Peter pointed out that their hope is not founded on their works, but on God's grace, and wrote:
NASB translation of 1 Peter 1:13:
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix
your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Christ will be revealed when he comes to reward his faithful followers and execute God's judgments upon the wicked.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (NASB)
6 "For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction
those who afflict you, 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted
and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven
with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to
those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of
our Lord Jesus. 9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction,
away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10
when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be
marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was
Grace: Is a free gift from God and is eternal life:
Humans could not met all of God's requirements , if they did , his grace would be deserved , as it is we are imperfect and "fail." So wise King Solomon wrote:
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NASB)
20 "Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does
good and who never sins."
Likewise Paul wrote:
Romans 3:23 and 6:23 (NASB)
23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
God expressed his love for fallen mankind by sending ,"his only-begotten Son" to earth to die on our behalf:
John 3:16 (NASB)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [a]only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Hebrews 2:9 NASB
So Paul wrote concerning Jesus : "But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
Grace is :" But the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."(NASB Romans 6: 23)