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Defining Grace within the Wisdom of God in the first Century

First let master Strong have first shot at defining Grace:

5485 χαρις charis khar’-ece

from 5463; TDNT-9:372,1298; {See TDNT 840} n f

AV-grace 130, favour 6, thanks 4, thank 4, thank + 2192 3, pleasure 2, misc 7; 156

1) grace

  1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech

2) good will, loving-kindness, favour

  2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them
         to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and
         kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues

3) what is due to grace

  3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace

     3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit

         3b1) a gift of grace

         3b2) benefit, bounty

4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward

These definitions owe more to modern usage and primarily so to Christian guilt-merchant nonsense than to the original koine Greek:

Here via Google:

Koine Greek (/ˈkɔɪniː/ or /ˈkɔɪneɪ/; from κοινός/κοινή, "common"), also known as Alexandrian dialect, common Attic or Hellenistic Greek, was the common supra-regional form of Greek spoken and written during Hellenistic and Roman antiquity

Meanings and definitions change in English, as they do in all languages.  Even if  grace and what it defined had a standard definition at the time when the old relatively primitive Germanic/Celtic tribes inhabited the northern parts of Europe, they may not have concerned themselves all that much with its finer points.

Albeit, I don't know, for neither was I there nor have I studied its defining journey.

Grace certainly got a run for its money in the Christian establishment.

Reams of pages have been written defining it and the attendant obligations for the flocks.  The amount of justifying biblical references to partition grace into defining meritorious segments are quite astounding.

The New World Translation  translates χαρις charis as undeserved kindness some 120 times for it is thought that humanity are too sinfully depraved to merit salvation.  In a similar sense it is treated by most translators and scholars.  

However, all the above definitions of grace have relationships as their common denominator even as all our individual lives are only and always about relationships with ourselves and the world around us.

Though it may be said that an unmerited kind act constitutes an act of grace, I but wonder if there actually are any unmerited acts of grace?

Helping an older person across a road or declining to do so across a busy multi-lane freeway at peak hour, are as much acts of grace if only merited by love of neighbour, as is Jehovah's act of saving His rebellious Firstborn son Israel, who were not even asking for it, merited by  

1. Jehovah's love of Himself as guarantor of all His promises.  

2. His love and purpose for His Firstborn son Israel's role in those promises.  

3. An Israelite remnant of faithful obedient ones needing to be redeemed.   

4. His love for a Humanity created in His likeness, whom the Israel of God is to guide
And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a seventh day.*

* Courtesy of a future report of Jehovah's exclamation at the completion of  His exclusively
   earth-related Rest Day: Creative Day 7, which marks the end of the 7 creation epochs.

To comprehend the degree of grace Jehovah exhibited toward His firstborn son Israel, His graciousness, you may like to go here.

The Human race does not merit redemption, salvation or any other nonsense imposed upon their assumed state of irredeemable sin and depravity by the religious Christian power brokers for positional advantage.

Nothing to redeem except for all who were, are and shall be, to regain the original opportunity to participate in the continuing implementation of the original assignment documented at the very beginning of Creation in Genesis 1:26-28:

Via the NWT:

26 And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth.” 27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.”

And here from the Authorised King James Version for those who don't like the NWT:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Conclusion is that with their definition of Grace and the recipient's ID the NWT translators excelled magnificently with: Undeserved kindness —–– here

That's all for now about Grace!

Graciously yours,

Dieter G