Grace and Truth
Grace. It is such a beautiful word in the Bible. Grace is defined as the unmerited favor of God. The popular acronym rightly states, “Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” Grace is that which everyone needs and no one deserves. Jesus was and is full of grace and truth. John 1:14 makes that abundantly clear. Both grace and truth are critically important. Grace does not trump truth, and truth does not trump grace. They go together in full strength. Every pastor needs to remind himself of these two key foundational points. Every Christian needs to evaluate a church or ministry by grace and truth. A church that is grace heavy and truth light or truth heavy and grace light is out of balance and out of sync with God. Jesus was full of both grace and truth. He has grace to forgive the worst of sinners and truth to keep us walking in the light of His holiness. Now that’s real hope.