I’ve been trying to understand grace. I think it’s terrible that as someone from a Christian background, I didn’t take in grace with my mother’s milk. Grace should be a concept that I understand like I understand gravity. Why it’s not is another post for another time. But here is what I posted elsewhere, and would like to keep here for posterity:
So, grace and truth (Law/Torah) cannot exist without the other- Grace came from the Law.
Sin is “missing the mark” – I know I sure miss the mark of perfection every day. So, I need grace every day. But grace cannot exist without the truth, the Law, and so that’s why it’s still important to keep Torah today. Because Torah is God’s standard for living, and our measuring stick to show us how short we fall daily, and how much we need Him, need grace. I think I can add a prayer of thanksgiving to the end of my nightly prayers now, thanking God for the grace he extends me daily.
Thanks for letting me get my little lightbulb moment down.
Oh here is what I was reading when it hit me: http://gracefulparenting.blogspot.com/2008/01/grace-and-truth-i.html
I didn’t know of grace as a concept til I came here, and I have had a hard time grasping it. I mean, I’ve heard about grace all along, but I didn’t understand it until now. And I’ve had a hard time with the “under law/under grace” dichotomy- except, it’s not a dichotomy at all, you can’t have one without the other- I get it now!
About that blog. It’s one of my new favorites. That woman is a Christian, crunchy, waldorf homeschooling, traditional foods eating mama with a little one about a year older than mine. I can’t post comments in her blog because she won’t allow anonymous comments, and I’m not willing to sign up to that blog site just to post comments, but I love her blog. 🙂
Man, even rereading that now, I’m not sure I still get it…