Let’s meditate on this great scripture below:
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17 KJV)
Over the weekend, the Lord reminded me twice to study and write on this scripture in the Living Bread. While I have not yet fully completed my study and meditation, I do not wish to linger but to quickly start to post the first part of what I believe would lead to several parts of my sharing. It is such an awesome statement made by by Lord Himself and we can learn so much from His teaching.
I will therefore share only what I understand so far. So here is Part 1.
To begin, you will notice from the scripture text that there is a vast contrast between the Old and the New Testaments.
OT – Law
NT – Grace
Paul taught us that law will lead to death but grace will give us life. In fact, he said “work” is the curse of the law:-
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” – Galatians 3:13 (KJV)
But thanks be to God that Christ has redeemed us from all the works we try to do to receive His righteousness.
In Ephesians 2:8-9, it is clearly taught we are saved by Grace!
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
We thank God that we can be “perfected” by recognizing how depraved and worthless we were as sinners. In fact, if anyone has achieved anything it was Paul. He call his achievement “dung”!
He also encouraged us to “glory in our weakness” so that “Grace” can be made perfect!
Let’s see what he said in:-
“2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Yes let’s accept our own weakness and as we do that let His grace be made perfect in our life that
The “Power of Christ” may rest upon us even as we continue our walk of faith!