Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-31-19

John 8:12-19 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Has God’s Word of Love ever stopped you in your tracks? Caused you to scratch your head in wonder? Sometimes, if we are honest, because we do not understand the context or circumstances that form the setting of Scripture we can find ourselves hesitant to receive it as Truth. Perhaps we may even find ourselves shrinking away from the Truth of God’s Word, because the Light reveals something about ourselves we would rather not acknowledge. The Word is to bring Light or revelation in our daily walk of faith in order to live in a way that pleases Almighty God. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One in understanding. Therefore, we need to sync to divine understanding in order to apply the Truth to our lives. The Spirit helps us “walk” the Word.

In our passage today, Jesus offends the religious leaders with a declaration of himself. He knows who he is and can boldly speak the Truth. But those listening think he is merely “full of himself.” Actually, they do not realize he is righteous Love wrapped in sinless human flesh; the Perfect Light for all humanity to follow in order to bring glory to God. If you know Jesus, you are connect to Truth. So, allow Jesus to Light your path as you walk the Word, today.

John 8:12-19 Jesus, the Light of the World
12 Then Jesus said, “I am light to the world and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.”

13 The Pharisees were immediately offended and said, “You’re just boasting about yourself! Since we only have your word on this, it makes your testimony invalid!”

14 Jesus responded, “Just because I am the one making these claims doesn’t mean they’re invalid. For I absolutely know who I am, where I’ve come from, and where I’m going. But you Pharisees have no idea about what I’m saying. 15 For you’ve set yourselves up as judges of others based on outward appearances, but I certainly never judge others in that way. 16 For I discern the truth. And I am not alone in my judgments, for my Father and I have the same understanding in all things, and he has sent me to you.

17 “Isn’t it written in the law of Moses that the testimony of two men is trustworthy? 18 Then what I say about who I am is true, for I am not alone in my testimony—my Father is the other witness, and we testify together of the truth.”

19 Then they asked, “Just who is this ‘Father’ of yours? Where is he?”
Jesus answered, “You wouldn’t ask that question if you knew who I am, or my Father. For if you knew me, you would recognize my Father too.”

Prayer: Lord, I desire for my life to testify to the Truth of your redeeming love. Help me to walk the Word, today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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