“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (Read John 1: 1-17)
We are the children of God, because we believed in the name of Jesus. So now when we are accepted in the kingdom of God, let’s live like His children. Let’s depend on our Father, let’s build a relationship with Him, let’s trust Him, let’s obey Him, and let’s look up to Him.
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
Laws can be broken or altered, but grace and truth cannot be denied. With Jesus, we are bound by truth. Jesus represents an unchanging, eternal and unshakable promise of God, which is His ‘grace’.
Now when ‘grace’ is our saving factor, we need to understand and realize how carefully we have to lead our lives – how purely and truthfully! Because there’s no law in Christ – we are not bound by law anymore. If law controlled us, we could commit a sin and get rid of it simply by a punishment. But, when there’s grace, we cannot get rid of a sin just like that. We have bigger responsibility – because the grace given to us is not our own – it’s given to us by God through Christ’s blood. Each time we sin, we demand ‘more’ grace from Christ – more of His blood, pain and agony.