By virtue of the incarnation of Christ in the womb of the virgin Mary, He was both 100% God and 100% man in â€śindivisible fused oneness.â€ť That one little phrase â€śAnd the Word was made fleshâ€ť screams to us that God the Father loves us and wants to redeem us to Himself through His only begotten Son Who came to reveal Him to us.
The full grace of God and the full truth about the way of salvation were not clearly manifested to us until â€śthe Word became flesh and tabernacle among us.â€ť The Apostle John writing this gospel now calls in another inspired witness, John the Baptist, to lend credence to just Who this glorious Personage was.
Yes, in Jesus Christ we find all the fullness of God. He is â€śfull of grace and truth.â€ť He came to express God's grace. He came to offer God's grace to guilty, perishing sinners.
Christ is truth personified. Unless you have Him in your heart, you don't have truth, because the fullness of truth is in Jesus (Eph. 4:21). God wants us to be filled with all His fullness (Eph. 3:19). Are you a â€śgrace-dispenserâ€ť and a â€śtruth-tellerâ€ť?
Bob Vradenburgh is the senior pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has spent 40 years in full-time Christian service: the first 20 years as a missionary and the past 20 years in the pastorate. Bobâ€™s passion is the expository preaching of Godâ€™s Word,...