Jn 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
How do you balance Grace and Truth?
This is an impossibility. To balance you must have something to put on the other side of the balance beam.
The only "balance" would be to put Jesus on one side and Grace and truth together on the other. As the verse pasted above says Jesus brought us both grace and truth.
The truth is The law was given through Moses by God, it is inflexible, written in stone and no man can keep it.
Grace is a free gift of God that came through Jesus "The anointed ONE." The ONLY way to keep the law is to believe that Jesus did it.
All this searching for truth in the scripture should lead to one truth.
39 "You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! 40 Yet you refuse to come to me so that I can give you this eternal life.
Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount was showing the Law in its truth. (ckellett3 paraphrase) You want to hold to this--well this is what it means. Can you do it?
The Israelites at Mt. Sinai said that they could keep all the law and do anything that God commands of them. In less than 40 days, they broke the first commandment and built an idol.
Only One Man has ever kept the law.
There is only One obedient Man and One perfect Sacrifice.
Preaching law today is nothing different than what the pharisees did in Jesus day.
Grace and Truth is Jesus--the Word made man. When you search the Word, and you don't see Jesus---you may be looking for the wrong thing.
The law does not bring eternal life---