August 17, 2018: SOAP #3179:  Jeremiah 23, 25; John 19 Scripture:  John (NIV) 19:36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.” Observation:    In John 5: 39-40 Jesus said, 'You […]

August 17, 2018: SOAP #3179:  Jeremiah 23, 25; John 19

Scripture:  John (NIV) 19:36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”

Observation:    In John 5: 39-40 Jesus said, 'You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.'

There were actions of Jesus that were clearly fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies.   However, those in John 19 were accomplished by others over whom Jesus had no control.   In fact, they took place after he was dead!

Application:   Faith is required for my relationship with Jesus, however it is not an illogical faith.   The scriptures are believable!   And the scriptures make Jesus believable.   The see-able truth in the Bible makes me believe in the non-see-able truth.   As I have matured in life, I have come to believe many facts I cannot see.   Believing in Jesus is very logical to me!   Jesus is just as real as electricity and gravity.

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, the faith you require in our relationship is not a blind faith.   It seems you go out of your way to make yourself and your plan for us believable.   You have proved your love by sending your Son, Jesus.   You have made Jesus believable by all the fulfilled prophecies.   You have given us the scriptures to reveal truth.   And you sent the Holy Spirit to help us understand what is written.   You are amazing!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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