June 7, 2008

Full of Grace

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

And of his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law came through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
(John 1:1,14,16-18 ESV).

It's all about Him. Grace and truth are from one source, and it is not from the Law. Neither is it found in any other system of works or efforts done by human beings. Grace and truth flow from the head spring which is Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. When we turn our eyes away from worthless things (Psalm 119:37) and set our gaze upon the King of kings, we see glory. The very glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). No one has seen God ever! But the only begotten Son, who is the Word and is God, he has made him known. "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." This is how we know God - through His Son. "And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." There is a never ending abundance of grace for the poorest of souls and the vilest of sinners, found only in Christ Jesus my Lord and God. When the wrath of God and the Lamb comes (which it will - Revelation 6:16-17), will you be found safely hid in Him by grace?

Praise His name!

3 comments:

jeleasure said...

Thanks for your comment, Penn.
I will check it out this evening. I attempted to reply from my blog, but my message to you never left. It is posted below your comments on my blog.
If you check the box above "publish your comment", that says "email follow-up..." I think my comment will come to your in box.
Jim

Roshan said...

Grace- how beautiful that word is! And you nailed the point right - "grace upon grace". Thank God for it! Amazing blog - how Christ exalting! Thank God for the encouragement you provide to all those seek it in your blog.

God bless your soul! I am convicted by your love. Your blog is certainly on my blogroll, and an inspiration for my meager excuse of a blog.

Thank you for approaching our inadequate blog... it is a true blessing. I pray you continue to keep fighting.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Roshan,

Thank you for your encouragement! Thanks also for linking to my blog. All I can say is that "I am nothing at all, but Jesus Christ is my all in all." (Poor Huckster) http://www.mountzion.org/PDFs/phuc.pdf.