Grace without truth is as empty and vain as faith without work.
Grace is an unmerited, unworthy, undeserving favor of God to us. Through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, abundant grace is freely available unto us. We do not and cannot earn it.
However, are you aware that it isn’t just grace that Jesus came to give unto us?
John 1: 17 says, “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
Jesus also came to give us the truth. The whole world is blind and deceived by the devil (Revelation 12:9).
Thus, it is God’s will that we will come to the knowledge of the TRUTH through the Holy Spirit, who is the spirit of truth, who dwells in us that we may be guided into all truth (John 16:13).
Why then do many not know the truth? Why do we only preach about grace but neglect the truth? You see the devil isn’t bothered when grace is preached but he is severely bothered when we begin to open blinded eyes and ears with the truth.
Jesus Christ is both grace and truth. We can’t decide to only get one part of Him and neglect the other part. To truly enjoy GRACE, you must come to the knowledge of the TRUTH by studying the word of God and walking with the Holy Spirit.
There is this great power in truth that grace alone can’t offer. The great power of truth is FREEDOM. Truth yields freedom. It frees us from the chains of sin and our past.
You must get the full package. The Bible says in John 8:32, that we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us FREE.
This is why many Christians whom grace has been freely given cannot truly embrace it. Because they are still bounded by the chains of sins and the lies of the enemy. They are yet to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH.
The truth about who God is, how much God loves them, who they are in Christ Jesus, how freely forgiven they are, thus, they cannot forgive themselves and see the abundant grace of God. They are so blinded they can’t see the grace of God.
Truth frees us so we can FULLY enjoy and bask in the extravagant and abounding grace of God.
1 Timothy 2: 3-4, “This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Salvation through grace is not the end. It is just the beginning. We must come to the knowledge of the truth and live in it.
Let’s dwell on God’s word and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth in Christ Jesus that we may fully bask in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen