The more sombre tones of grace…

What do grace and truth sound like when blended together in perfection? Well, there can be various tones, some of them exquisitely beautiful and tender beyond description. Here is another tone, however, and a more sombre tone it is,  from the One who is the Light of the World. It is only one thread in the overall perfect tapestry  of the true grace of God which has appeared for our salvation, but it is there. All these words are words of Jesus, in Matthew 10:

“When you enter a home give it your blessing. If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.”

“Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

“…everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.”

“I came not to bring peace, but a sword.”

“If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.”

I also thought of these words from Matthew 7 as I was reading in Matthew 10:

“… I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’ “

All of this is part of the true grace of God, from the lips of the one who “has the words of eternal life.”

God Bless us all as we live in and declare to one another and to a lost world His amazing grace in all its confrontational and consoling glory.

God Bless


One comment on “The more sombre tones of grace…

  1. Ian Macnaught says:

    Hi Kenny- Really enjoyed your message at the Haven today (Tues 27) Having been told by a church attender that he was determined to thwart any attempt at revival and to get me out of the fellowship, your similar story chimed in my heart. It leaves one searching your soul. Is it you who are out of step with God or him ? He was successful, but there was nothing else that could be done in such a spiritless assembly. God opened a new door, which is producing good fruit. God bless – Ian


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