<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d16790134\x26blogName\x3dVoice+of+Vision\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://voiceofvision.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://voiceofvision.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d4634939867199867858', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
Our DAILY GOSPEL DEVOTIONAL is the story of Jesus from Incarnation to Ascension. This is a chronology and harmony of the gospel accounts in which the ongoing narrative and doctrinal context are carefully considered. In one year we reflect on every passage of every gospel.
May God bless you as we follow the disciples on the journey through the earthly life of Jesus Christ.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jesus is God


John 8:48-59…

Reading the Gospel of John we get a distinct taste for how Jesus presented Himself. If we have ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart that is opened, it becomes clear. Jesus is pointing to the fact that while He is human, He is also divine (John 6:35, 8:12, 10:9, 11, 11:25, 14:6, 15:5). He is the God-man, the Messiah, and the Savior of the world (Colossians 2:9).

As the Son of God revealed Himself, the hearts of the religious leaders were also manifest. They didn’t want to debate the Scriptures or the Law. They didn’t repent, and they didn’t respect. Instead, in their rage they resorted to name calling and accusing Jesus of being demonically possessed. Jesus defends by saying His purpose was to honor His Father, who would glorify Jesus and act as judge.  

Then Jesus asserts that those who believe in Him would never die. This further infuriates and insults the hypocrites. They appeal to Abraham, but Jesus says they have no right, for they don’t know God, while Jesus does know God, and He knew Abraham. In fact, Jesus says, Abraham understood better than they did about who Messiah would be. They could not wrap their minds around the fact that God was there in their midst. The very Creator and Sustainer of the universe (John 1:3 / Colossians 1:16-17 / Hebrews 1:2-3) was in their very presence, and all they could do was refuse and revile Him.

In the Bible, you have the very words of the very God in your hands, but do you have them in your heart? They proclaim Jesus as the Savior, but who is He to you?

Labels:

1 Comments:

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

Remember that this entire devotional series can be ordered in book form @
http://www.lulu.com/shop/jd-hatfield/daily-gospel-devotional/paperback/product-20042375.html

To be included in the daily email, or to receive a copy of the reading schedule, contact us (primesoul@hotmail.com). Each day’s reading is online @ voiceofvision.org. You can also leave a comment @ voiceofvision.blogspot.com. God bless you as you join and continue in the walk with us...

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home