Truth is the second ingredient necessary for growing up in the image of God. Truth is what is real; it describes how things really are. Just as grace is the relational aspect of God’s character, truth is the structural aspect of his character. God’s truth leads us to what is real, to what is accurate.

In relationships, grace and truth are essential nutrients for growth. One of the ways to understand the relationship between the two is that truth is like a protective framework or a skeleton. Grace is the heart of who you are, while truth is the framework that protects us.
Grace without truth is a lot more fun, but grace without truth really leads to a life of chaos. You’ve got to have both.

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