John Ch 5 V 31-47

31“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid. 32There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.

33“You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 35John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

36“I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39You diligently study[c] the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

41“I do not accept praise from men, 42but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God[d]?

45“But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 46If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

.  If Jesus testified about Himself, it would not be a vaild testimony. But it through all the prophets that Jesus is prophesied. God has chosen those prophets to tell the world about Jesus, the Savior, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent Jesus to complete His promise of a Savior. We have never heard His voice or seen His form, but we have His Holy Spirit in us if we have accepted.

.  For those who do not yet know Christ, they still do not understand God and Jesus’ purpose. Non-believers will find many other ways to try and find the way to achieve eternal life, yet deny the One who was sent to die on this earth for all of our sins. Jesus does not accept praise from men, but gives all the glory to God, and because of this many people despise Him. God says that most of us try and attain praise from men, and yet do not try to receive the greatest praise of all; praise from God, our Creator.

.  Many of the non-believers will believe in many of the prophets of the old, and yet do not believe the prophet’s words about the Savior that will and has come. If the non-believers are not able to believe the prophet’s words, how will they even believe Jesus’ words, the one who died to cleanse us of all our sins?

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