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Monday, December 28, 2020

grace and truth

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you were full of grace and truth.  Help us to be the same.  Amen.

Scripture: John 1:14-18

Journal: Do you tend to err on the side of grace or on the side of truth?  Why?  What does that look like?  How was Jesus a beautiful combination of the two?  How is he calling you to be the same?



grace and truth


grace and truth

are not contrary

but complimentary

not opposites

but two parts of

a beautiful whole


they must be held

together in union

to have their full

power and efficacy


grace without truth

is only pretense

a cheap nicety

civility at the expense

of substance and depth


while truth without grace

is merely brutality

disguised as goodness

a dangerous weapon

in the hands of a child


one without the other

is incomplete

both are essential

in order to live life

the way it was

intended to be


Closing Prayer: Forgive me, Lord Jesus when I see grace and truth as two separate things, rather than two parts of a glorious whole.  Help me to understand what it means that grace must have truth and that truth must have grace.  Otherwise the picture is distorted and incomplete.  Amen.

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