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Grace and Truth

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14 ESV

None of us have reached the full measure of Christ as yet, agreed?

That said - Jesus was FULL of Grace and Truth.

That leaves us in one of two conditions.

Either we operate out of a graceless truth, or a truthless grace.

OK - that’s probably extreme - perhaps you’re not graceless, simply grace-challenged. Maybe you ace grace, but go easy on truth.

Much is said today about having a balanced life. But the Word does not say Jesus walked in a balance of grace and truth. It doesn’t even say he operated out of a tension between grace and truth.

He was FULL of grace and truth.

He is the greatest expression of God’s grace in history, yet His own confession was “I am the Truth.”

My simple prayer today is:

Lord, teach me to walk full of grace and truth. Fill me with Your grace. Overwhelm me with Your truth.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Keep the light on.

Ben

4 thoughts on “Grace and Truth

  1. stella carousel

    I can only respond that some days I am "grace-challenged", and everyday I'm seeking to learn more of His Truth, reflect more of His Grace; I steep myself in His Word, with the goal of having a less-imperfect grace- and truth-filled life.

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  2. Lacy

    I would agree that we could all focus on trying to be full of both grace and truth. I found that when my inner man discovered the Spiritual meaning of the law, I attained a love for the law that was full of grace and truth. I would encourage you to read some of Origen's homilies of Exodus and Leviticus. The allegorical interpretation of the law was filled with grace and truth. God bless!

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