So much of our competition in life is to win a contest to receive honor. The gospel of God's grace in Jesus turns this upside down. The contest is not to win to receive honor, it's to win by showing honor to others.
We'll either serve God in freedom, or serve a tyrannical spiritual master in slavery.
Life or death rules everyone. Is your home in the domain of death or the kingdom of life?
Grace is God's unearned favor, and its overflow in our lives empowers us to contribute in His work.