In this passage, we see an emphasis on the works of Grace. We see the Grace of God and we see that God works in various ways to bring this Grace; from the word of God, by means of prayer and through each other. The discipline God brings is also a means of Grace. We can trust him in the midst of whatever we are going through. When we think through the work of Christ in our lives, we need to be grateful and this gratefulness is to move us to love Him and thus his statues are not burdens. How do we love him? We behold the Glory of the Lord. .