What we believe about Jesus is vital, both temporally and eternally. Our faith, though, shouldn’t be a mere mental ascent–agreement. It should be a wholehearted trust.
And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God
Both John the Baptist and John the apostle had one main goal: to testify that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. The ministry of John the Baptist existed to reveal Jesus as God’s Son: “I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel [as the Son of God]” (John 1:31).
John the apostle gave us the reason for writing his gospel: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:30-31).
That same goal is also true for us. We are to testify that Jesus is God’s Son and that there’s genuine spiritual life through Him. Later on John would write: “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12).
The Devotional Writer
P.S. Coming soon: “Battling Sexual Temptations and Sins: Overcoming Through God’s Word and Spirit.” You can find out more at www.thegloryofchrist.com/overcoming