Today's scripture focus passage: 1 John 5:6-8 ~
Accompanying MacArthur sermon: The Witness of God, Part 1
and Driscoll sermon: Epistles of John, Part 12
Happy March!! So, is it in like lamb or a lion where you are? I'm under no illusions that the worst of the snowfall is behind us; I'm just happy that the worst of the COLD is!!
Okay, so, this is a kind of confusing passage. Quite honestly, to me it seems a little circular. I don't really understand how this proves anything. I don't mean to sound like I doubt the Word of God, I just don't understand how this argument is supposed to be helpful.
But maybe that's exactly BECAUSE I don't doubt the Word of God. When one is already convinced, one doesn't require hearing further argument.
And maybe that summarizes neatly the lack of need for argument as to who Jesus is. Because we believe, we have received God's testimony about Himself. And because we have received God's testimony about Himself, we believe. (More circles!)
MacArthur actually does a really good job of tracing the testimony of God regarding His Son, Jesus Christ, throughout the Scriptures. What other witness could be more convincing?!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year reading: Numbers 3-4
Monday's scripture focus passage: 1 John 5:9-12