Dec 20 Advent Devotion: Proving Jesus is the Savior of the world

Olu JegedeDevotional

John 5:40-47
31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true

The Pharisees were wondering if Jesus was really the Messiah. Jesus essentially said it was not up to Him to prove Himself, but that He had several witnesses that would prove this truth. The first witness was John the Baptist, the second witness were the miraculous works that he did, and finally the scriptures themselves proved that Jesus was the Christ.

Today, the unbelieving world is wondering if we have proof that Jesus is the Christ. Offering up the above will be convincing to some, particularly if they have some church background. However I believe more than anything else what will prove that Jesus is the savior of the world, is your commitment to Christ.

See, they may not be able to understand Bible history, or may doubt the validity of the scriptures, and if miracles do exist today. (See the Pharisees of Jesus’ day should have believed from these witnesses, hence Jesus offered them up as proof). However the spiritually devoid world that we live in is absent from much spiritual truth, thus they are unknowingly relying on us to be their spiritual compass for truth. The world says, don’t tell me show me. If they ask you if Jesus is real, then tell them. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

So tell them, but also let them watch. Tell them what He has done in your life and in your loved ones. Then let them watch you live. “By their fruit you shall know them” Matthew 7:16 tells us. Your fruit of love, temperance, self control, patience, gentleness and kindness goes a long way. The world is watching how you parent your children, love your spouse, treat your boss, and handle common matters of life. If Jesus is real to you, then prove it they say, but show me through what I understand.

As you bear fruit, may the Lord draw people who He has been preparing to you, so that they will accept the proof that Jesus is the savior, the Messiah of the world.

– Pastor Olu Jegede