Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 5:39-40 which says,
“You study[a] the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
Jesus is talking to the Pharisees and He is telling them that John testified about Jesus and they listened to John for a while but that even though they studied the scriptures they did not believe in Jesus. Jesus said that they studied the scriptures diligently so that they could have eternal life but they didn’t realize that the scriptures were testifying about Jesus and that the way to have eternal life was through Jesus. They didn’t believe that Jesus was the son of God, the way for them to get life would be to trust in Jesus as their savior.
Why would trusting Jesus save someone though? Well we were dying in our sins and we had all of God’s wrath on us. But Jesus who was and is perfect and is the son of God (and God Himself), came down from heaven because He loved us and then He died for our sins. He took all of our sins and God’s wrath on Him and He died for us, he was our sacrifice and if we believe in Him we will have eternal life. In the Bible there are a lot of testimonies about Jesus but the Pharisees still didn’t believe in Jesus. But we should, if we believe in Christ then we will have eternal life, Jesus is our sacrifice He is our atonement. Jesus loved us enough to die for us, we should trust in Him. Jesus actually came down from heaven to die for our sins, that is amazing.
We should trust in Christ, the Pharisees didn’t believe in Jesus but we should. Jesus loved us enough to die for us while we were still sinners,
“ But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV Romans 5:8)
We should trust in Jesus who died for us while we were still sinners. We should trust in Jesus, He loved us enough to die for us and we should love Him. We should believe in Christ and have eternal life, if we trust in Jesus we will live and we will be saved from our sins.
We should trust in Christ. We should also believe that Jesus is the son of God and that He is our savior. We should help others to believe in Christ too so that they can have eternal life. Jesus came down from heaven and died for our sins and if we trust in Him then we will become sons and daughters of God. We should trust in Jesus and we should help others to trust in Him. If we are like John and we testify about Christ then we can help others to be believers, John testified about Jesus and we should too.
Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven for us. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins so that we can live, thank You Jesus for making us sons and daughters of God. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven for us to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to come down from heaven to die for our sins on a cross, thank You Jesus for making us pure and holy.
Are you trusting in Jesus.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.