Like this piece a lot! Thanks for sharing this Don! I encourage folks to check out Don’s blog, The Life Project. Lots of great stuff to read!
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
It’s a short little verse really, nice phrasing, sort of a lyrical quality, but it falls within a chapter that is full of profound and quotable verses, so it almost gets overlooked. John had a certain way with words, don’t you think?
I’ve never seen this verse on a bumper sticker or a sign; I’ve not seen it added to a nice picture either, yes maybe it’s overlooked, but consider what it says…
“For the law was given through Moses.” Doesn’t that make the Law sound rather impersonal, a bit like a judge handing down a verdict? “The Law was given,” seems to me almost a scary thing, certainly a difficult thing.
Contrast the law being given with the rest of the verse: “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
The Law Was Given…
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