Grace and Truth

Michael K Spirituality 6 Comments

“And the Word was made 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 1:14 (KJV)

If not for God’s grace, we’d be condemned for our sins.

If not for God’s truth, we’d be left to remain forever in them.

The Church has largely struggled to manage the tension that exists between these two.

On one end of the spectrum, some churches and Christians equate grace with politically correct views that never address sin and avoid confrontation and controversy at all costs.

On the other end of the spectrum, some churches and Christians equate truth with a sledgehammer used to beat people into submission and conformity with their world-view.

What made Jesus so attractive to the people of His day was the insight revealed here in John 1:14—Jesus was full of BOTH grace and truth!

Jesus could tell the woman caught in adultery that He didn’t condemn her (GRACE) yet also instruct her to go and sin no more (TRUTH).

He embraced this tension between the two and He navigated it masterfully in each of His conversations throughout the Gospels.

Jesus clearly understood that extending grace and love towards someone didn’t equate to His approval of their behavior.

So what about us…

As believers, we’re called to follow His example.

As Christians, we’re called to represent Him today here in the Earth.

So let’s too embrace this tension between grace and truth.

Let’s be like Jesus.

If we do, I believe that just like Him, we too can change our world!

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      Michael K

      Thank you Belinda for such an encouraging message!! It truly means a lot to me & I’m so appreciative of you as a reader & supporter of the blog!! Have a great rest of your day!

  1. Marian Smith

    That is absolutely awesome! Thank you for addressing how we(Christians) are to walk in the wisdom that makes us soul winners. Without balance we lose opportunities to do just that. Thank you Michael K, I so needed this.

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  2. Malinda T. White

    This is a great!! There must be balance between the two. Take the analogy of a coin. There is a head side and a tail said. What makes the coin complete is both sides. Grace and Truth go hand and hand.

    Thanks for helping us to remember this point as we interact with others.

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      Michael K

      I agree Malinda!! It indeed takes both sides of this coin to make things complete!! Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts!!

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