Certifying that God is true

marmsky May (18)

Certifying that God is true

Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2385

John 3:31-36

Joh 3:31 The one coming from above is over all things. The one being from the land is worldly and is speaking in worldly terms. The one coming from the sky is over all things.

Joh 3:32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, and yet no one welcomes his testimony.

Joh 3:33 The one who has welcomed his testimony has certified that God is true.

Joh 3:34 Because the one God sent speaks God’s words, since he gives the Spirit without measure.

Joh 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hands.

Joh 3:36 The one believing in the Son has permanent life, but the one resisting the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God stays over him.

Certifying that God is true

John began his Gospel by identifying Jesus as the incarnation of God – the Word. John the Baptist could only talk about worldly, mundane things, but Jesus could explain his Father’s heart.

Now, John says that Jesus testifies to what he has seen and heard from above. How people respond to that testimony will determine their eternal destiny. If people resist the gospel, only God’s wrath, and its consequential permanent destruction await them. But anyone who welcomes the testimony of Christ about God’s love and gift, will receive that gift – permanent life.

How does a person welcome God’s testimony through Christ? By certifying that God’s gospel is true.

LORD, we affirm and certify that your gospel about Jesus Christ is true.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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