Grace and Truth

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For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 1:17

It’s a short little verse really, nice phrasing, sort of a lyrical quality, but it falls within a chapter that is full of profound and quotable verses, so it almost gets overlooked. John had a certain way with words, don’t you think?

I’ve never seen this verse on a bumper sticker or a sign; I’ve not seen it added to a nice picture either, yes maybe it’s overlooked, but consider what it says…

“For the law was given through Moses.” Doesn’t that make the Law sound rather impersonal, a bit like a judge handing down a verdict? “The Law was given,” seems to me almost a scary thing, certainly a difficult thing.

Contrast the law being given with the rest of the verse: “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

The Law Was Given…

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