A Little Time With The 1689: Day 142

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Day 142

Of Christ the Mediator.

Chapter 8, Paragraph 3.

“...and full of Grace, and Truth,

Scripture Lookup

John 1:14

Reflection

Jesus is full of grace. He does not cast anyone away, but freely welcomes them to Himself. How many times does He invite sinners to come to Him? To follow Him? As corrupt humans we are so fickle. We drop “I love you” like it was as common as air, but then that person hurts us and we want nothing to do with them. That never happens with Jesus. He will never leave us or forsake us. His sheep are never snatched out of His hand, and that hand is of the Great Shepherd, who does not cast away His sheep, but lays down His life for them. No matter how many times we sin, His grace is ready to cover it.

Jesus is also full of truth. Absolutely no falsehood is found in Him. To know Him is to know Truth. He declared it Himself: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Jesus never yielded in speaking the truth. His words were sometimes hard to hear: “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” (John 6:60). Yet although He never compromised His stance on truth, He spoke it in love. For as He was full of truth, He was also full of grace.

To be full of grace and truth, as Jesus is, is a wonderful thing to behold. Yet like His being holy, harmless, and undefiled, His being full of grace and truth enabled Him to be our Mediator. We could not ask for a better one than Jesus.

Questions to Consider

  • How does Jesus being full of grace and truth help Him in His role as Mediator?
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