As we continue in our study of John’s gospel, we’ve come to a vital issue. What do we believe about Jesus? John’s gospel is known as the gospel of belief. He consistently stresses faith in Jesus as the vital part of our lives … and eternity.
This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks before me.”
When John saw Jesus, he saw Him for who He is—God. While John was the older one (by about six months), he knew that Jesus ranks infinitely higher. He came as a witness to consistently testify of His divinity. That’s the main issue!
It’s only when we believe that Jesus is “the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16) that we can be eternally blessed. If Jesus isn’t God, our faith and witness are worthless. However, if Jesus is indeed God than our faith in Him is “more precious than gold that perishes” (1 Peter 1:7).
Do we see Jesus for who He is and relate to Him accordingly? Do we deeply realize that He ranks infinitely higher than everyone and everything? Our lives will give witness whether or not we truly believe that.
The Devotional Writer
Author of “A Glorious Sacrifice“
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