PONDER: GRACE AND TRUTH
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”) 16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. ~John 1:14-17
He will send from heaven and save me when those who would trample me down mock me. (Selah) God will send his grace and his truth. ~Psalm 57:4 Complete Jewish Bible (CBJ)
You will show truth to Ya‘akov and grace to Avraham, as you have sworn to our ancestors since days of long ago. ~Micah 7:20 (CJB)
For your grace is there before my eyes, and I live my life by your truth. ~Psalm 26:3
For his grace has overcome us, and Adonai’s truth continues forever. Halleluyah! ~Psalm 117:2 (CBJ)
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your grace and truth; for you have made your word [even] greater than the whole of your reputation. ~Psalm 138:2
Adonai, don’t withhold your mercy from me. Let your grace and truth preserve me always. ~Psalm 40:12 (CBJ)
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; grace and truth attend you. ~Psalm 89:15 (CBJ)
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever! Appoint grace and truth to preserve him! ~Psalm 61:8 (CBJ)
Not to us, Adonai, not to us, but to your name give glory, because of your grace and truth. ~Psalm 115:1 (CJB)
For your grace is great, all the way to heaven, and your truth, all the way to the skies. ~Psalm 57:11 and Psalm 108:5 (CBJ)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~John 14:6
- What words or phrases stand out to you (what is the Spirit highlighting to you)? Why do you think this is?
- How would you describe God’s grace and truth? How have experienced it?
- What might God be saying to you? To your neighbours?
- How might the Spirit be nudging you to respond?
You might want to journal your responses.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, in truth and love. ~2 John 1:3
Word become flesh
Show us Your grace and truth.
Your light before, Your Light ahead
Sustaining, Attending, Setting free
Making things right
Flooding the darkness with light
Calming our dread with Life
Present, active, among us –
Grace and truth within and without.
And all the way to heaven on earth.
PRACTICE: SHARING LIFE
How might you share gratitude for light, grace and truth with your friends or neighbours this week?
- How about a virtual games night or trivia game?
- Or a front yard or park meet-up to share some holiday highlights?