There are 21 chapters in John’s Gospel. This means, if you read one chapter a day, you will read the entire book in exactly three weeks.
Today, let’s look at John ch.1 v.17 “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
There’s more to this verse than meets the eye. On the one hand, John is contrasting the Old with the New. Demonstrating the distintiveness of what Jesus has brought, and how different this is to what came before Him.
But in the preceding erses he makes it clear that this is no mere theory about a hypothetical teacher. This is a story grounded in reality – a reality that he himself shared and experienced. A reality that doesn’t do away with the traditions, but fulfils the promises made and has a clear connection with the historical roots of the faith.
This then is John’s message. That the same Prophet that Moses declared would come is the almighty Word who created the universe. That the One who gave the Law to Moses, is the One who fulfilled its demands on our behalf.