Grace was first applied in the garden when God knowing the tree of knowledge had been violated sought Adam and Eve for an explanation by calling out to them. Grace is practiced and demonstrated by patience but does not avoid or address the issues at hand. Grace is never to be used as a reason not to confront sin or wrong attitudes. From the garden; God already knew that Eve would fail to obey His command and that Adam would fail to take responsibility. God did not prevent satan from entering the garden because He gave Adam the authority to safeguard His creation. Grace is not a “free get of jail card” from what God has ordained to be the role of man and of a woman. Grace is in place because of sin, which is disobedience to God’s authority.
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