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Who is God – Day 17
Many followers of Jesus today are teaching the things that He taught and doing what He did. But none of us has overcome death as He did. It was in raising His Son from the dead that Father God proved that Father and Son were of the same family line.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so for that is what I am.
Yesterday we read about the Samaritan woman saying that the Jews were waiting for their Messiah and Jesus proving that He fulfilled that role. Today we have another verse further on in the same gospel where Jesus tells us clearly who He is.
The title “Lord” suggests (at least for me, brought up in England) someone who is a member of parliament and probably is the owner of a large mansion, which he has inherited!
In Britain it is a hereditary title. But it can also be a title given to honour someone who has achieved some extraordinary task.
Jesus qualifies to be “Lord” on both those counts. He is the First Son of The Most High God. Lord of everything, and He achieved the most extraordinary tasks when He walked on the earth, healing the sick and raising the dead.
Many followers of Jesus today are teaching the things He taught and doing what He did. But none of us has overcome death as He did. It was in raising His Son from the dead that Father God proved that Father and Son were of the same family line, and Lord over life and death.
Jesus left instructions for His followers to continue doing what he did, and He says the same to us today.
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:55-58.
Read 1 Corinthians 15 today and praise God for Paul’s understanding of what Jesus achieved on the cross. Ask Jesus to help you understand more of what that means for you in your personal life.
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