1 John 5:9-15, 20
We accept man’s testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him… We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
After many days of rest and rejuvenation, it feels wonderful to sit at the feet of God again and write His words. Like I previously said, it is wonderful to have faith but it is essential to know what we have faith in and the only way to know is to seek of God from His word. To know God, we need to seek of God because if all men have sinned, then no man can testify about a holy and righteous God and so the words in today’s chapter ring true that God’s testimony is certainly true and worthy of accepting. We live in Satan’s dominion here on earth and he ensures that we live a life far from the heart of God. Everything about God feels alien to us and therefore we doubt God and trust only man. How can we know the truth and how can we see beyond the cobwebs Satan has woven into this world to prevent us from seeing God in truth and light?The easiest way to disprove anything is to not believe in it and when we chose to do so, we find justifiable reason to live in our unbelief. There is nothing in the Christian faith that compels us in ways that we would relate to today, whether it be an increase in wealth and prosperity, good health, power or prestige. What God offers us is not of this world and by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are accepting suffering and hardships but the real benefit is knowing that our sins are forgiven, that the temple of God now resides in us, that we are no longer broken but transformed by God for His glory, that our lives have meaning and significance to God, that we have a destiny beyond this world and that we have God’s peace that will carry us through. God bears testimony of His son Jesus Christ and we who believe in Jesus have God’s word to live by and also the comforting of the Holy Spirit to know the truth. Our faith is not just in a book that is a few thousand years old but in a God who lives in us and whose Holy Spirit guides us each minute.
In His Loving Service,
John 8:17-18 (Jesus said) “In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.”