John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Maybe it's because we live in the desert and our bodies crave salt to maintain a certain level of hydration or something, but lately we've become big fans of salt around here. Not a day goes by that our daughter, Elianna doesn't ask for "salt in my hand please", lol. "What in the world does salt have to do with grace and truth?", you ask. Well, I'll tell you.
As you may remember from chemistry class, salt is a combination of sodium and chlorine. While sodium is a harmless active element, chlorine is a poisonous gas -- it's actually what gives bleach that yucky smell. Interestingly, when the two elements are combined, they produce salt -- a substance, which we all know, is used to preserve and bring out the flavor in food.
In the same way, if we present the truth of the Gospel without grace, it often produces a very offensive and sometimes poisonous effect on those with whom we share it. However, if we combine the two, we'll be be able to preserve and bring out the delicious flavor of our faith!
Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, the scripture says. How much more should we approach the world around us with these two important components?
Have you been struggling to convey the Gospel in an effective way? Perhaps you need more grace... or maybe more truth? Let's give our efforts to the Lord and ask Him to help us spice it up the way He likes! There's so much work to be done!
by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions.