by Pastor Ken
The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Today’s verse summarizes that Jesus is God and Man.
1. The Word Became Flesh
Jesus was the eternal Word, who had been with the Father (John 1:1) but became the man, Immanuel, “God with us” (Matt. 1:23).
2. Jesus Lived Among Us
He understands us better than we understand ourselves. In the human body of Jesus, God declared an end to sin’s control over us. God gave Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins (Romans 8:3).
3. We Saw His Glory
Glory is equivalent to the Hebrew word used for the sacred, abiding presence of the Lord, the Shekinah (Genesis 3:24, Exodus 13:21). John saw His glory at the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-8). Peter calls it “excellent glory”(2 Peter 1:16–18). It is also found in Jesus’ prayer: “Now, Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world existed” (John 17:5).
4. Full of Grace and Truth
Jesus is full of grace and truth. Grace means “good will,” “loving-kindness,” “[undeserved] favor,” and “mercy.” Truth refers to the “absolute” nature that is God. God is, no matter what anyone says or does. He cannot cease to exist. So, when you belong to Jesus, you are filled with His grace and become a recipient of the merits of truth.
If you do not know Jesus as Savior, what is stopping you from doing so? Give Jesus your heart and soul, so that you can have peace, comfort, and salvation for eternity.
Thank You for Jesus.
Fill me with full of grace and truth.
So, I can share them with the people around me.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.