In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae he writes in Col 1:6:
“All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.”
The gospel is bearing fruit and growing because people are not only hearing the good news but they are understanding the good news of God’s grace in all its truth. I believe what this verse is saying is fundamentally important in the Christian faith. Believers must personally not only hear the good news but also come to an understanding (or revelation) in their hearts of the good news and of God’s grace and truth (through Jesus Christ).
John 1:17 says…
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
So God’s grace and truth came through a person – Jesus Christ!
Salvation comes through an understanding (or revelation) of the truth revealed of the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
Just a few verses back, in John 1:14:
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus is full of God’s grace and God’s truth. When we truly know this deep in our hearts; when we come to repentance in awe of the love of the Father and the sacrifice of the Son; when the Spirit brings revelation of this to our hearts; we are truly set free by the man of grace and truth, Jesus!
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” [John 8:32]
Do you “understand” the message of God’s grace and truth? Does something deep inside you say YES! to the truth of the gospel? Do you want to accept God’s free gift (grace) of salvation and eternal life (knowing the Father through the Son by His Spirit)? The Bible tells us that all of us have fallen short of God’s expectations and that we need to repent (turn away) from our sins and accept Jesus as our Lord (master) and Saviour (Jesus took the punishment for our sins on the cross) and receive His Holy Spirit.
Father, thank you for opening my eyes to the good news about your grace and truth coming through Jesus. I am truly sorry for all of my wrong doings, I turn away from all of them and I turn to you Jesus. You are my new master. You are my saviour. You have saved me from the penalty of my sins. Thank you Jesus. I want to follow you Jesus. Come live in me by your Spirit and take control of my life. I want to bear much fruith for your Kingdom, Amen.