Posted by: bshelley | July 16, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-john-10_30

Today’s Verse: John 11:30 “I and the Father are one.” NASB

There have been many down through the ages and again still today who would seek to reduce Jesus from divine to mortal prophet, good man or moral teacher. Jesus left no room for confusion about this matter. He claims to have the same divine nature as the Father. Now, that only leaves you one of three options. Either He was insane, He was a liar or He was telling the truth. There is no wiggle room to dismiss Him as just a good teacher or another prophet as some teach today. That is just intellectually dishonest or Biblically ignorant. You certainly do not have to believe Him, but you can’t ignore what He claims if you are trying to relegate Him to have been a mere mortal philosopher or created being. How do we know that He was claiming to be divine? Look at verse 31. “The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him.”  The Jews were not the least bit confused about who He claimed to be, were they? Neither should we be unclear. We simply have to decide if we believe option one, two or three. If we have concluded to opt for option number three, that He is indeed divine, God come down to walk among us and give Himself fully that we might be reconciled to a just and loving Father, then we should possibly take Him and His teachings concerning a daily walk and service more seriously. If He is not crazy, then His message is the sanest and most relevant one to our human condition ever heard. If He is telling the truth, then our lives should be absolutely revolutionized by His message and commands. What will we do for Him today? He calls us to a standard that should have us easily identifiable as His. When you were dressing spiritually for the day today, did you put on camouflage or Christ? Will you stick out or blend in? Will you serve or demand service? Are you ready to risk being verbally or physically stoned for telling the simple soul-saving truth that Jesus is God and there is salvation only in Him? God, give us strength as we seek to serve You.

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