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.
Jesus’ immeasurable grace isn’t about being tolerant or sweeping things under the rug. Not at all! His grace isn’t an acceptance of wrong or being politically correct. Rather, it perfectly co-exists with God’s truth. Not only is He the embodiment of God’s grace, He’s also the very truth of God: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Obviously, that sounds intolerant in a pluralistic society. Truth, however, is never about being tolerant or intolerant. It’s about what’s true and false—right and wrong. It’s about factual reality. While we may deny the law of gravity, that doesn’t diminish its absolute certainty. That law has nothing to do with being tolerant or intolerant. It doesn’t operate with preferential treatment and never discriminates. It’s simply a matter of fact.
If you want to know truth, you must believe in Jesus and accept His teachings. He never said anything that was false or even slightly incorrect. That means that everything opposed to Him is part of a deception and delusion. Many live in a total lie, following “the father of lies” (John 8:44).
What about us? Are we living in God’s truth? Do we cling to Jesus’ teachings? Or do we take His truth lightly? The way we live give evidence of what we truly believe: “Then whoever feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh hurried his slaves and his livestock into the houses” (Ex. 9:20). They believed God and acted accordingly.
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