Passage ~ “And the Word [Jesus Christ] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:8).
Significance ~ “Grace and Truth” is a fascinating pairing.
Grace and TRUTH: Emphasis on Truth without equal emphasis on Grace would condemn us for who we are and what we have done—it would condemn us eternally.
GRACE and Truth: Emphasis on Grace without equal emphasis on Truth would condemn us to remain who we are—it would also condemn us eternally.
Grace AND Truth: This is the necessary and correct balance!
Comment ~ Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). One of my favorite definitions of Grace is the acrostic: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. This is a great summary of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Grace is receiving something good which is undeserved—theologians often describe grace as “unmerited favor.”
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
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