Jesus Christ, the Word that became flesh, God the Son, the Way, the Truth and the Life is the source of eternal life, love, joy, all that is pure, beautiful, holy and all that “grace” means. Jesus is the Truth and He is the Word and the Bible as His Word is also the Truth. The deeper we understand the Scripture, the more we know who God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit really are.
The apostle John writes that “we have all received” the super-abundance of Jesus' grace and truth and “grace upon grace,” which the Amplified Bible explains as: “spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift.” This is God's lavishness as His gifts are not given to us sparingly; all He is giving us through Jesus is in abundance, always more than enough. If we do not have them, the problem lies with us, not God. We cannot benefit if we do not understand or are not aware of what is ours and we do not know how to access what the Lord has already provided for us in Jesus Christ and His Word. Sadly, we see that not everyone lives blessed and fulfilled lives in Christ. To possess what Jesus won at the cross for us, we have to be born-again and have the desire to understand who Jesus is, know who are we in Him and the blessings that belong to us because of Him. The Holy Spirit has been sent to us to be our Helper and to reveal the truth of God's Word. That means that by asking the Lord to help us, we are more able to understand and benefit from God's grace unto us.
According to “Strong's Exhaustive Concordance,” the word “charis” means: “graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act, especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude. It can also mean: acceptable, benefit, favor, gift, grace, gracious, joy, liberality, pleasure, thanks, thank-worthy.”
“Thayer's Greek Lexicon”, translates the Greek word “χάρις” as “charis” meaning: grace, that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech. It can also mean: good will, loving-kindness, favor; or: of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.
The term can be also used for the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace or for the token or proof of grace, benefit; It can also be a gift of grace, benefit, bounty, it can also mean: thanks, (for benefits, services, favors), recompense, reward.
After we understand that we have the super-abundance of God's grace, we can have more peace in the midst of life's storms. We can count on our Lord. He is always here for us. He never forgets or forsakes us. He is ready to take action, even if He does it in His perfect timing and not in ours. He is for us and not against us.
Praise You Lord that no matter what trial we have to go through, we are on Your team and that is the winning team!