I dont usually post here but, just noticed many christians seem to think that grace means unmerited favour and just wondering where they get this from, and if they confusing this with mercy. I thought grace was Jesus gracing us with his presence, and also a divine change in our heart when we see Jesus. Because grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. He was the gift from God. I dont believe grace is a kind of favouritism because Jesus came for everyone, yet also says God gives grace to the humble, but resists the proud. ONly those who were humble accepted Jesus, the proud Pharisees and scribes did not. Your thoughts and scripture on this? Unmerited favour does not fit in with many of the bible verses I read on grace. I think thats what some churches teach and thats a manmade doctrine. Because if its unmerited favour, then why does say God gives grace to the humble yet resists the proud?