A Thought for Today May 17, 2018

A Thought for Today May 17, 2018

“Missing Jesus”
 
Are you missing Jesus?
 
What do you mean by this?
 
I am asking if you are missing whom Jesus is and what He has done.
The Nation of Israel, for the most part, missed Jesus.
 
Please read the following verses.
John 5:31-47
31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
 
33 “You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
 
36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.
37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
 
39 You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
 
41 “I do not accept praise from men,
42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?
 
45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
 
Wow.
We might think If I had been alive when Jesus walked this earth, I would not have missed who He is.
 
While that may be true, I would ask; how is Jesus changing your life today?
Are you following His lead and instructions for life that is in His Word, or are you missing Jesus too?
 
Oh Lord, continue to show me through Your Word and Spirit how You would have me live.
Help me to live out my witness for You each and every day.
Amen

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