Testify Series: Day 9


John 5:24-47

Want eternal life? We are told in this chapter of John to listen to the message of Jesus and believe in God who sent Him. 

We are reminded that Christ followers will never be condemned for their sins, but have already passed from death to life. 

What a miracle it is to receive the gift of eternal life though Jesus Christ our Lord! The (spiritually) dead hear his voice and live.

What miracles we have yet to see when those who have passed on before us rise from their graves to life eternally with Jesus!

John tells us that “Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.” John 5:29

Yet any goodness we possess comes only from the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23)

In verse thirty-nine Jesus says, “the Scriptures point to me!” Don’t miss this. It is important that we know the scriptures and share them with others because they point us to Jesus.  

The next statement from Jesus makes me think of the way we look to people for approval when we should be only looking for God to fulfill that void. Jesus says, “Your approval means nothing to me, because I know you don’t have God’s love in you. You gladly honor each other, yet don’t care about the honor that comes from the One who alone is God.” 

He then points them back to the Old Testament reminding them that he wrote about Jesus. (vs. 46).

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you,

Emily