Christ came, full of grace & truth

JOHN 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

This speaks of the incarnation (“God taking on human flesh”) of Jesus Christ. It is the climax of the prologue to John’s Gospel. It ends with the phrase “full of grace and truth.” What does this mean? While some think it refers to the moral character of the Lord Jesus Christ (which was/is gracious and truthful), others see it as describing the spiritual riches He brought into the world of men as Savior.

So thinks J. C. Ryle, who writes:

“He came full of the gospel of grace in contradistinction to the burdensome requirements of the ceremonial law. He came full of truth, of real, true, solid comfort, in contradistinction to the types and figures and shadows of the law of Moses. In short the full grace of God, and the full truth about the way of acceptance, were never so clearly seen until the Word became flesh, dwelt among us on earth, opened the treasure-house , and revealed grace and truth in His own person.”

Praise God for the coming of Jesus Christ!

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