Grace is relational. Truth is relational. Grace and truth come from God our Father and His Son, our Savior, Lord and King, building us together in close relationships in Christ.
The grace of God our Father
IV. The higher Christian signification, based on the emphasis of freeness in the gift or favor, and, as commonly in New Testament, denoting the free, spontaneous, absolute loving-kindness of God toward men, and so contrasted with debt, law, works, sin. VWS
Jesus came, full of grace and truth
The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. Jn 1:14 WMB
The word “grace” means “favors,” gifts, acts of beneficence. He was kind, merciful, gracious, doing good to all, and seeking man’s welfare by great sacrifices and love; so much so, that it might be said to be characteristic of him, or he “abounded” in favors to mankind. He was also “full of truth.” He declared the truth. In him was no falsehood. He was not like the false prophets and false Messiahs, who were wholly impostors; nor was he like the emblems and shadows of the old dispensation, which were only types of the true; but he was truth itself. He represented things as they are, and thus became the “truth” as well as “the way and the life.” Barnes
Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ
15 Yochanan testified about him. He cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.’ ” 16 From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. 17 For the Torah was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Yeshua the Messiah. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son,† who is in the bosom of the Father, has declared him. Jn 1:15-18 WMB
The words of grace and truth Jesus spoke are brought to life in us by the Holy Spirit.
It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life. Jn 6:63 Cf: Ps 51:11; Jn 1:33; Ac 2:4; Rm 8:9-11; Gl 5:25; Ti 3:3-8; Rv 3:19-22.
Grace permeates our our new life in Christ by the Holy Spirit helping us be life giving fruit bearers. We convey this fruit by our words and actions. Grace is motivated by the love God pours into our hearts by the Spirit (Ro 5:1-5) and the kingdom of God is in the Spirit (Ro 14:17). The Holy Spirit works mightily within us helps us be fruitful and productive in the kingdom of God. It is the Spirit that gives life.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Messiah have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let’s not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another. Gal 5:22-26 WMB
Grace and gracefulness build relationships when we put our love into action and make it real (1 John 3:16-18). We build deep and enduring relationships in the body of Christ. In that context, Paul wrote to the Ephesians and to us to give grace to one another.
15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Messiah,16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but only what is good for building others up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Messiah forgave you. Eph 4:15-16, 29-32 WMB