According to the Bible, amazing grace seems to be conditional. Grace is free, but it’s not unconditional.
“God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God . . .” (1 Peter 5:5-6)
Another Condition On Grace? Does the Bible teach that our receiving God’s grace is conditional on our forgiving those who have wronged us? It sure looks that way to me.
Perhaps you can fail (life’s greatest personal failure) to receive God’s grace by holding on to bitterness. “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” Hebrews 12:15
“Jesus taught us to pray this: “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” In other words: “God forgive me like I forgive others — if I refuse to forgive others, then don’t forgive me.”
Grace “teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” By that definition (see Titus 2:12), there sure doesn’t seem to be much grace around nowadays!