Tag: reject Jesus
Scripture reading for April 9th: John 3, Psalm 71, Proverbs 9
Key Scriptures: John 3:33-36 “Whoever receives His testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. For He whom God has sent utters the words of God for He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
John the Baptist was a witness sent by God testifying that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and Lamb of God that would take away the sins of the world. John the Apostle used to be a disciple of John the Baptist but left him to follow Jesus. In writing this Gospel account, John affirms that whoever receives John the Baptist’s testimony affirms that God is true. Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father to make the gift of the Holy Spirit possible. We must actively believe in Jesus and obey Him or the wrath of God will remain on us.
Faith Confession: Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and my Savior through Your sacrifice on the cross. I actively trust in You and seek to obey. Eternal life is my exciting future!
Proverbs 9:10-11 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by Me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.”
Scripture reading for April 8th: John 3
Key scriptures for over-comers: John 3:35-36 “The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in His hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
John the Baptist was Jesus’ cousin and the forerunner who prepared the way for the Messiah. He testified that he was not the Christ. He went on to state that the Father loved the Son, (Jesus) and whoever would believe on the Son would have eternal life. However, the converse was also true. Whoever rejected the Son would never see eternal life but would remain under God’s wrath. What a person believes about Jesus Christ determines their eternal destiny! This is the simple message of the Gospel and it is the power of God for salvation to all who believe! (Romans 1:16) “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Observations for over-comers: Simple trust and full reliance on Jesus Christ as God’s Son is the key to eternal life for disciples and all who will receive this message. Rejecting the Son means God’s wrath is upon those who do so. “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” (Psalm 2:10-12)