John 1:14-17 “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 of truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”
II John 3 “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”
Our Savior perfectly balanced a set of characteristics that are typically at odds with one another – grace and truth. He did so by demonstrating a level of supernatural love that gave unmerited favor while boldly proclaiming truth that was difficult for some to hear.
As those who follow Him, we must strive to balance these same characteristics in our lives. We are to love and care for those around us while boldly proclaiming hard truths. We are to embody a mix of seemingly contradictory characteristics – grace, mercy, peace, truth and love. The ability to do so can only come from Him.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A MIX OF CHRISTLIKE CHARACTERISTICS. The ability to live in grace and truth comes by Jesus Christ.