Daily Reading 10-27-17
John 5:39-47 Living Bible
It is possible to read all of Scripture in order to seek God, but miss the evidence of the Anointed Lord—Messiah—within it’s pages. In our passage today, the Lord rebukes the religious leaders for hanging their hopes for eternal life on the Laws of Moses; because Moses wrote about Love incarnate (Messiah) and they weren’t living it. Only the Lord brings eternal life and causes us to honor the Father of Righteousness.
In order to know the righteousness of God, we must know the correcting and sanctifying work of the Lord. Jesus Messiah is the One who teaches Truth about what honors Father God. So, please listen to the Word of the Lord and choose to grow in righteousness—the character of Messiah.
39 “You search the Scriptures, for you believe they give you eternal life. And the Scriptures point to me! 40 Yet you won’t come to me so that I can give you this life eternal!
41-42 “Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me, for as I know so well, you don’t have God’s love within you. 43 I know, because I have come to you representing my Father and you refuse to welcome me, though you readily enough receive those who aren’t sent from him, but represent only themselves! 44 No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the only God!
45 “Yet it is not I who will accuse you of this to the Father—Moses will! Moses, on whose laws you set your hopes of heaven. 46 For you have refused to believe Moses. He wrote about me, but you refuse to believe him, so you refuse to believe in me. 47 And since you don’t believe what he wrote, no wonder you don’t believe me either.”
Prayer: Lord, if I am willing to follow you with all aspects of my life, I will fulfill the Law of Moses with the Love you provide. Thank you for keeping me right with the Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
NOTE: I am home and doing well postoperatively. Thank you for your prayers. Love to all. Pastor Mary