The Only God with Benefits

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. John 1:16-18

The optimum condition of any Christian should be full of grace and truth. Both became available to us at salvation.

Normally, our humanity gets in the way of full deployment of these gifts. It’s a shame because they’re so rich in benefits.

Reliance on God through Jesus produces grace upon grace. In God’s word we have the sum of all truth (Psalm 119:160). What else do we need?

In everything we should seek out his favor and his truth. This goes for all the major (and minor) decisions and choices of life.

A study of the life of Jesus will give us a window in on God’s will, because Jesus explained him. We may see dimly from our vantage point now (1 Corinthians 12:13), but what we do see is extraordinary, illuminating and actionable.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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