“For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace.” (Hebrews 13:9, KJV)
“It is good that our souls should gain their strength from the grace of God.” (Hebrews 13:9, NEB)
“For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace.” (Hebrews 13:9, ESV)
“For it is good for the heart to be established by grace.” (Hebrews 13:9, HCSB)
“It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace.” (Hebrews 13:9, NIV)
“With grace,” says the author of Hebrews. “With grace” means “due to, owing to, through, because of grace.” Through grace — by means of grace, our hearts — our souls are established. Our hearts are put on a firm basis; they gain full recognition and acceptance in a new favorable position with God. Our favorable position with God is not established through observance of ceremonies, rituals, rules.
Father God, thank You for Your grace without which we would remain in our sins. In Jesus’ Name, amen.