14 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.
15 (John bore witness about Him, and cried out, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because He was before me.'”)
16 And from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known. (ESV)
What is the main purpose of your life and how do you plan your life accordingly?
The Westminster Confession states that the purpose of man’s life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. I revolves about knowing God, as revealed in and through our Lord Jesus Christ.
God revealed Himself to Moses as a God of loving kindness and faithfulness (Ex. 34:6). God’s steadfast love is also emphasised in Micah 7:18.
No one could see God’s glory and live, but Christ has shown His glory, full of Grace and Truth.
The source of life through all the ages is the Lord Jesus Christ – the One through whom all things were made, who have intimate and unhindered communion with God the Father.
How can God become flesh? Our spiritual forefathers wrestled with these questions.
- He is one Person with two natures – fully Divine and fully Human.
- God sent His Son to dwell with us to show us how we are to live to glorify Him.
- Grace and Truth is the same as God’s loving kindness and faithfulness.
- Jesus revealed in John 6:38-40 how He revealed God’s Grace and Truth. He guarantees that all God’s elect – everyone who will ever believe in Christ – will ultimately enter into God’s heavenly kingdom.
- We can look and realise that it was not us who chose Him, but He chose us.
- He says in John 10 that He is the Good Shepherd and that no-one can snatch us from His hands.
- The cross is where God was glorified, culminating in Christ’s words ‘It is Finished’, having completed His work of salvation.
Here is a most amazing invitation – God reaching out to us, saying: “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)