DCLM Higher Everyday 19 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Scriptures Reveal Jesus
TOPIC: The Scriptures Reveal Jesus.
Text — John 5:30-40
31If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
33Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
34But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
35He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
36But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
37And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
38And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Key Verse: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39).
Ungodly youngsters are easily deceived. They believe everything they hear, and accept whatever anybody tells them. They do not search out facts and seek to verify whether those things are true. They readily fall for fraudsters and human wolves, whose only goal is to lure them into errors. Some belong to Christian assemblies but they never pay attention to practices of scriptural truths.
The Holy Bible is the only source of truth about the origin of man, his present and future. Everyone who desires to know who Jesus is must search the scriptures for prophecies about His mission on earth. As the Jews doubted and sought to kill Him, He told them to search the written prophecies of Moses and the prophets.
He further referred to John the Baptist who was a burning and shining light in the darkness of Jewish corrupt traditions. John had publicly proclaimed that Jesus, the Messiah, would be greater than he. In their refusal to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour, they denied what John preached. Jesus wants to be your Saviour and Friend. Receive Him.
Quote: Receive Him
Challenge: Some Greeks desired to see Jesus; how about you?
Prayer for today: Lord, open my eyes to know you more.