Peter’s favourite verse in the Bible is: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Because of the dearness of this verse, this truth has been a steady influence on Peter and myself, on our marriage and family life. Actually Peter has penned a maxim for our family:
To live by grace and die for truth
Too often people swing between two extremes – legalistic truth or vague grace. Neither is as Christ was.
Truth, what is true in any matter under consideration, free from affection, pretense, simulation, falsehood or deceit.
Grace, which is the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.
We want to be able to communicate both truth and grace in all spheres of life: family, church, government, education, social justice etc. because God does have something to say about every area of life – and whatever he has to say will be characterised by grace and truth
I am writing 31 days of Heart Conversations to document 31 important truths I want to make sure I pass onto my children. Is today’s topic something you want to talk to your kids about? Do it today! Your words may well be different than mine but these truths will shape our children’s lives forever.
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I am linking this series to 31 Days in October