The Devil Tempted Jesus to Perform
Grace is ‘undeserved favor and acceptance by God.’ Grace is not a doctrine. Grace is Jesus Christ. If you accept Jesus as Savior and Lord, you have God’s favor and acceptance. Ephesians 2:8 says we are saved by grace, not by works, so that no one can brag about personal accomplishments. Many people, after accepting Jesus, quickly stray into performing for God. Why? The tone was set when the Devil tempted Jesus to perform. He told Jesus to prove his divinity by performing. Jesus knew who He was and chose not to perform.