Today's devotional is from John 5:39-47.
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life: and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life."
"I do not receive glory from people. But I know that you do not have the love of God within you.
I have come in my father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him."
"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God."
"Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope."
"For if you believe Moses, you will believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
Who do you believe in, each other, your family, or God?
This boils down to trust. John is saying to not trust each other but trust in God. This is absolute trust about absolute truth. But the claim of the word of God upon us does not depend merely upon our relation to him as creatures and subjects.
Truth in the Bible is a quality of persons primarily, and of proportions only secondarily. God is such a person for us to follow him and he has not got it in him to be anything else.
Dear God, teach us to trust in you and to believe in the truth of the Bible
Bob Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray for those that are seeking the truth and that they may find it in following God in the Bible.