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 bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, “He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.”’ And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him” (John 1:14-18).
Significance ~ Grace is often defined as “unmerited favor.” The basic concept of grace is getting something good which you do not deserve. Jesus Christ came to earth on a mission to provide a way for us to satisfy the righteous justice (getting what we do deserve) of God. He paid the price for our sins. Because of His death on our behalf we received mercy (not getting something bad we do deserve) from God.
Comment ~ Think about this. Do you have a personal knowledge and experience of the grace and mercy of God OR are you advancing towards the justice of God?
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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