A Word became flesh and made his residing amongst us. We have seen his wonder, the glory of the one and only Child, who came from the Father, full of beauty and honesty. Out of his fullness we have all experienced grace in place of beauty already given. For the rule was given through Moses; grace and honesty came from Jesus Jesus. John 1:14, 16, 17
God's love is not an abstract theory or a thing. God's love is a certain person. Christ Jesus is God's love personified. The first scripture cited above is through the gospel of John chapter 1. John discusses his gospel discussion in regard to Christ being the eternal word of God who came personally and tabernacled or delivered his earthly tent among us. The word tabernacled used to illustrate Jesus' coming to earth through the womb of the virgin Mary is a word that is carefully chosen to imply to the reader of God's home with the Israelites in the tabernacle when they came out of Egypt and was living in the desert. When God were living in the taberncaled, the many people saw his glory by the things he did. At that time, when Our god tabernacled in a man crafted tent, he gave the rules to the young boys and girls of Israel on mt . Sinai. The following time Lord comes to dwell among his people, he comes in a tent/tabernacle/temple that is not made with people palm. He comes in the fleshly body as Christ Jesus. That is why Christ referred to his body as €this temple€ when he stated to the Jews, demolish this temple and I will raise it back in three days. That is also why, Paul talks of our human body's as the temples of the Holy Spirit. The man made tents or tabernacle that God was living in was a shadow of the things to come. It was a shadow of God's true temple, us, our human body's. So Christ came in the true temple and he was €full of grace€ and truth. From his fullness we have all received grace. God appeared to us as Christ, in a temple that was foreshadowed by the tent or tabernacle in the Older Testament. In this new tent, unlike the older tabernacle that had the law on table to stones, this new tabernacle or body of Jesus was entirely full with God's grace. Christ was walking all over as the face of God's beauty and his flesh was basically a €coat€ or a tent/tabernacle that was put on that grace so that it could take appearance that is personally visible.
Titus 2: 11-14 says the same thing. Take a look
€For the beauty of Our god has shown up, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to refuse ungodliness and worldly hopes and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, exploring for the giving hope and the showing up of the beauty of our fantastic Lord and Savior, Christ Christ, who gave Himself for us to earn us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own property, zealous for great deeds.€
The information used here by the apostle Paul when he says €the beauty of Lord has appeared, bringing salvation to all men€¦€ is a reference to Jesus whom John in chapter 1 of his gospel describes as God's only son who left heaven and came to earth, full of grace and honesty, and from his beauty we have each received grace and God's rewards. When Paul talks about God's beauty helping or teaching us to refuse ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensible lives, he is also referring to Jesus who came physically to save us and present us to obey Lord.
Ephesians 2:8 agrees affirms that saying €For it is by love you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.€ We know that the scriptures show that we are saved by Jesus Christ, by receiving him into our lives. There is no such thing as accepting God's grace or being saved by beauty apart from Jesus Christ. When you accept Christ, you don't need to worry about love because Christ is the beauty of God that will save us. Christ is God's love.
You also see the word of god instruct of Jesus as God's beauty in Titus 3:4-6 where it is written €But when the kindness of God, the father our Savior and His true love for mankind seemed, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and reviving by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly by Jesus Christ our Savior.€
Again here, the word €the goodness of God our Savior and his true love for mankind appeared, he saved us..€ is referring to God's love who is Christ Christ who appeared. Lord our Savior there is a reference to God the father who sent Jesus to die for us.
A final scripture that I want to bring to bear here is Romans 5:15 which says €But the free gifts is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the reward by the grace of the one Humanity, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.€ Again, this emphasizes the fact that Christ is God's love, that grace is God's reward to us. We know that Christ is God's gifts to us because John 3:16 says €for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have long lasting life€ God gave Jesus as a gift to us. That gifts saves us. That gift, Jesus Jesus is God's beauty to us personified.
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