August 3, 2017: SOAP #2800: Nahum 1-3; John 5 Scripture:  John (NIV) 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and [...]

August 3, 2017: SOAP #2800: Nahum 1-3; John 5

Scripture:  John (NIV) 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

Observation:    God is so holy that the only one worthy of judging was one who proved He Himself could live it!     He is worthy, not because He is the Son of God, but because he is the Son of Man.   The One worthy to bring judgment is the One who has been tested and tried by the law.   The One worthy is the One who has proved His worthiness by living victorious under the law. He not only kept the law, He fulfilled the laws demands for those who could not keep it.

Application:   To the Father, Jesus is worthy of being the judge over all.   To me, Jesus is worthy of being my Lord.   It is no unreasonable thing to turn over all authority in my life to the One who proved God's love for me by dying for my sins!

Prayer:     Jesus, You are my Lord!   Holy Spirit, help me live out that confession every moment of my life.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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