Genesis 17:v5,15 – The Grace of God

Did you know that grace began with the letter “H”?

Gen 17:5  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Gen 17:15  And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

The letter “H” is the fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is pronounced “he” or ‘hey” or “heh” and is translated as the word grace.


Abram’s name is changed to Abraham and Sarai’s to Sarah. Their names and the very meaning of them is changed to reflect their relationship to and with God. It can also represent the work of grace in our own lives. Notice that the “h” or grace is added to the middle of Abrahams name changing his name completely.

We are a new creature in Christ through grace.

2 Corinthians 5:16-18

2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

Romans 8:14

Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Ephesians 3:1-16

Eph 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Eph 3:2  If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

Eph 3:3  How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Eph 3:4  Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Eph 3:5  Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Eph 3:6  That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Eph 3:7  Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

Eph 3:8  Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Eph 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Eph 3:10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Eph 3:11  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 3:12  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Eph 3:13  Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Eph 3:14  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Eph 3:15  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Eph 3:16  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

It is added to the end of Sarah’s name replacing the “i” taking me or myself completely out of the situation.

Grace is a gift of God

Ephesians 2:4-9

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Eph 2:7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 1:7

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Jesus Christ came to this earth to die for our sins. He came to give us grace. Grace that we could not attain by ourselves. This grace that washes us clean. Grace that makes us whole and one with Him again. Grace that makes us a new heavenly creature and grace that is only a word away. If you don’t know Jesus as Savior, ask Him inot your heart today. Begin a relationship with Him. It won’t cost you anything and you will gain eternity.

Act 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Let us thank the Lord for His grace today and everyday.

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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