"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: June 23

"And the Word was made fles, 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

In this "blue stone" verse we can find the very heart of the Gospel. God revealing His heart in Jesus Christ. But for our purposes in sharing verses which settle our faith, one word lights up: Grace. "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us ... full of grace and truth." "Grace" is an almost undefinable word. It has been well called god's unmerited favor toward us. G. Campbell Morgan calls it God's activity toward us and in us. But when I [Eugenia Price, the author] began to try to explain it, I seem only to be able to do so by quoting Paul: "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound."

Grace is a look into God's heart. Grace is a carrying out of God's intention toward us as we see that diving intention in Jesus Christ. He is "full of grace," therefore as in every other riddle in the Christian life the riddle of grace is only answered in a closer walk with Jesus Christ Himself. Certainly explaining grace poses a riddle. But just as certainly receiving it does not! Anyone can receive God's grace. It is a gift. As His Son is a gift. Grace comes when Jesus comes. "He is full of grace and truth." When Jesus Christ is on the scene, grace is abounding! It flows out of Him. Ever toward us. There is the Saviour for every sinner and grace for every sin.
"... Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound."

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