๐Ÿ‘‘ The Dispensation Of Grace

Many people have a mistaken notion that a dispensation is a period of time. This is not so, however, for the word โ€œdispenseโ€ means simply โ€œto deal outโ€. The wordย โ€œdispensationโ€, then, means โ€œthe act of dispensing or dealing outโ€, or โ€œthat which is dispensed or dealt outโ€.

The wordย โ€œdispensationโ€ย is used many times in the Bible, although it is not always translated the same way. In Ephesians 3:2, Paul writes ofย โ€œthe dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-wardโ€. God had committed to him the wonderful message of grace to dispense to others. Thus we read in Actsย 20:24ย his stirring words, spoken in the face of persecution and death:

โ€œBut none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, AND THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS, TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD.โ€

The โ€œgospelโ€ or โ€œgood newsโ€ of the grace of God: This was the dispensation committed to Paul for us by the risen, ascended Lord. This is always Paulโ€™s message.

โ€œWhere sin abounded GRACE did much more aboundโ€ฆthe forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His GRACEโ€ฆโ€ (Rom. 5:20; Eph.1:7). source

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