I’m sure you have often heard about Jesus being the Son of God, and this of course is true.
However I have often heard people argue against another important Biblical truth i.e. that He was God Himself.
Theologians argue over the deity of Jesus; was He God or was He not God, did He claim to be God or did He not?
These are questions that are all clearly answered in the Bible.
No one in his or her right mind can argue that the start of the book of John is not about Jesus; Jesus is called the Word.
And in verse one we are told the Word was God.
This verse could not be any clearer; I cannot see how anyone could argue about this.
Jesus was the Word, the Word was God, and so Jesus is God!
You do not need to be a theologian or a Greek scholar to understand this, the English is perfectly clear for all to see.
You would have to have an agenda or bias in order to debate or argue that Jesus was not God.
Jesus was God yet He still came to this earth to reconcile and forgive mankind, making salvation and righteousness a possibility as a gift of grace through faith.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the clear evidence in Scripture showing us that Jesus is God”.
John 1 v 1….In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
I saw a great piece of advice as I was reading Galatians this morning.
Paul is writing at the end of his epistle and says, “From henceforth let no man trouble you”.
This spoke to me and said two things; that men will try and trouble him and that it is his choice if he gets troubled.
And I then thought that exactly the same applies to each of us.
As we go about our walk with the Lord people will come against, us, speak out against us and try to trouble us.
It is up to us how we react to this behaviour.
We can get annoyed, anxious or worried or we can ignore it and live in peace; the choice is ours.
As I’ve said before social media is a great tool if used in an appropriate way, however there are a lot of people out there trying to trouble us.
How do we react?
How do we react to friends and family trying to trouble us?
How do we react to work colleagues and even strangers troubling us because of our faith?
We chose how to react in every situation we encounter; we are the only ones responsible for how we think, what we say and how we act in return.
We can be like Paul and not let it trouble us or we can react with our flesh and bring grief and sorrow upon ourselves.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the example of Paul and thank you that we can choose not to be troubled today”.
Galatians 6 v 17…..From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus