Monday, February 25, 2013

The Right Companion

Yesterday we saw that Jesus is the "bread of life" (John 6:35 and 48).  He is all we need, all sufficient, to receive God's blessings, and we receive them by faith.  I will remain continually struck by the simplicity of it.  Jesus says, "The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent." (John 6:29)

Believing God is really all that is needed, but it is believing God via the ONE He has sent.   It is all about Jesus!

You see on this journey of life it is all important that we choose the right companion.  Those who believe in the ONE (Jesus) that God has sent receive God's promises and all of them are "yes" in Him!
(see also 2 Corinthians 1:20)  It is simple, yet so very profound!  Believing in the ONE God has sent has implications for every aspect of life.

Believing God's promise fulfilled in Jesus affects every choice we make because believing is also "listening".  Remember Deuteronomy 18:15, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you ... you must listen to Him!"  Believing is about listening, and listening is about obeying; doing what God says in His word - the words of Spirit and Life (John 6:63) - spoken by Jesus "the Prophet" (see also John 6:14).

What other aspects of believing God's promise in Jesus can you think of that make this statement, simple as it is, also so very profound?

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