The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Dear Zach and Noah-
Grace and truth. I have to admit that as an adult I have struggled with finding the line I need to walk to possess both grace and truth. Grace gives people the benefit of the doubt. Grace looks beyond the offense and sees not the offender, but a person. Truth tells others like it is. It looks at what really happened and doesn't mince words. Jesus was full of grace and truth. He did both. At the same time. Perfectly. We, however, fail at this balancing act. Sometimes we have too much grace and we become wishy-washy. No backbone. We do people a disservice because we have no truth in us. Other times we give too much truth and we decimate those around us. My prayer for you is that you will be men of grace and truth. That you will find that line and walk it as you follow Jesus.
It is my goal in October to post 31 days of Bible verses/passages that I want to pass on to my kids. My hope is eventually to buy Bibles to highlight these verses and then give them the Bible when they graduate high school. Won't you join me on my journey through God's Word?