Grace Full, Truth Full, Joy Full

The glory of God is revealed to us in Jesus.  How can we describe it?  John was one of those who beheld it, and he put it like this:

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 and truth.” – John 1:14 (NKJV)

He is full of grace and truth.  This is how Charles Spurgeon summed it up: “Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood: and of truth and grace he is full, infinitely full.” There is so much grace and truth within Him, it’s as if grace and truth were never seen on earth before Jesus showed up.

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” – John 1:17 (NKJV)

The blessing is multiplied when we realize that He has shared this fullness with us, His followers.

And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” – John 1:16 (NKJV)

This is no dry, distant fact.  It’s something tangible and to be experienced.  Having received from Him, it is now our great privilege and pleasure to enjoy all that we have in the way of fellowship with God and one another.

That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.” – 1 John 1:3-4 (NKJV)

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