Rhythms of Grace – Weekly Devotional

Grace & Truth

John 1:17 NKJV For the law was given through Moses, but grace [unmerited favor] and truth came through Jesus Christ. God sees grace (unmerited favor) and truth as one and the same thing and they came to us through Jesus Christ.”

Grace & Truth are inseparable as they are embodied in the person of Jesus Christ, let’s look at

John 1:14 AMP “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace [unmerited favor] and truth.”

Grace and truth come together in the person and ministry of Jesus, so Grace is not a doctrine it’s a Person. You can see that God is very precise in dealing with the Old and New covenants and He does not mix them together, Grace is grace and law is law.

Grace came by Jesus whereas the law was given through Moses. Jesus didn’t come to give us more laws, He came to give us His unmerited favor, which is His truth & It would be wise for us of to keep in mind that every time you read the word “grace” in the Bible, you translate it mentally as “unmerited favor,” because that is what it is. Every system of morality is about man trying to reach God with his discipline and good works, but in Christianity, God came down to where we were to lift us up to where He is!