Saturday, January 17, 2015

Grace and Truth Has Come in Jesus

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Jesus Enters Jerusalem: Full of Grace and Truth

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1: 17)

Grace and truth is one reality before God, and in Christ Jesus.

Grace, unmerited favor, and truth, the truth of the Gospel of justification by faith, is all because of Jesus:

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5: 17)

The first mention of grace and truth is found in Genesis:

"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren." (Genesis 24: 27)

This prayer comes from the servant of Abraham, who was seeking a bride for Isaac, and he found Rebekah, who would give birth to Jacob and Esau.

Here we find a picture of the Holy Spirit, the unnamed servant who serves God the Father, represented by Abraham, and reveals Jesus, represented by Isaac.

Grace and truth unite us in Jesus, and transform us to be more like Him:

"11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2: 11-14)


"2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." (3 John 2-4)

The truth is all about the grace of God:

"To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you." (Galatians 2: 5)

The Gospel is all about the grace of God:

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:" (Galatians 1: 6)

Grace and truth has come to us in Jesus.

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