“Where the rubber meets the road” is a phrase that means the most important point, the moment of truth, the nitty-gritty. The Word of God takes you to that place. Like the idiom that describes the point of contact between the tire and the pavement, the Bible reveals that point of contact where human nature meets God’s holiness and grace.
For the word of God is living and active…discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16) Jesus is that point of contact for believers. In His teachings you’ll find “where the rubber meets the road.” He explains that eternity trumps the temporal. Faith and grace wins out over the letter of the law. Mercy shines over judgment.
As you contemplate your life and this year’s goals, meditate in the Word…specifically the words of Jesus. Then pray that your country’s leaders and your fellow citizens will understand John 3:16 and how it presents the nitty-gritty for their lives.
Recommended Reading: I Corinthians 2:1-13