And of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
When The Word, the only Begotten of the Father, came down to dwell among men, He brought an inexhaustible supply of grace. “Grace upon grace.”
Picture yourself at the shore. You are comfortable on the warm sand, and you’re entranced by the rhythm and endless beauty of the swelling breakers that roll in, one after the other, crashing down on the sand just as another wave follows, and another and another. That’s “grace upon grace.” It never stops, day or night.
Some years ago, I sang in a trio with two other women. We sang a song whose chorus contained the words “grace upon grace like the sea waves roll.” I can’t remember any of the rest of it. Maybe one of my friends will 🙂
Do you see how limitless, deep, full, and endless the grace of God is toward us? Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!
The Old Testament brought the Law of Moses, given to him by God on Mount Sinai. The Law, we are told in Galatians 3:24, was our schoolmaster, bringing us to salvation by grace through faith in Christ. The Law made us aware of our sin. God’s grace not only covers our sin, but cleanses it away through the blood of Jesus.
My head is full of music this morning. Here’s another song that emphasizes our verses for today:
Grace and truth came through Jesus, offered freely and without condition to all who will believe and receive.