Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 10

10. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17).
What an amazing conclusion John has drawn after decades of reflecting on the life of Christ. Jesus epitomized grace and a sincere truth that tears away pretense. For too many, the idea of truth is contained in the facts we wish to confront others with. We think of telling the “truth in love” when we see this verse. But that’s not the truth here. The truth in John’s intent is being honest about ourselves and our need for God and His grace. Jesus battled frequently with the self-righteous, whose righteous outward behaviors masked a darkened heart within. Jesus can see through that and He brought grace for those who would face that uncomfortable truth.

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