PRAYER: Please pray for the release of Faith And Gasoline: The Acoustic Sessions. That it would reach new people and that hearts would be moved by the message and the truths found in the lyrics. That Jesus would be glorified in it all.
DEVOTION: “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20
Understanding. Sometimes it’s hard to actually understand the fact that we have been given understanding. Because it’s all so hard to understand. It’s confusing for sure when you get down into the weeds of it all. Sometimes I just want to sing the song “Jesus Loves Me” from Sunday School and call it a day.
But….who makes it complicated. Not Jesus. His mission and his role in all of this was clear. Die to give life.
We make it complicated and hard to understand with our rules, our different interpretations of religion and our selfish desires to see what and how we believe come to fruition.
Ah, but John makes it so clear here. Set aside the differences that we all have for a minute and read this verse for what it is. We have been given understanding so that we may know him who is true. When something is true, the lies just don’t hold up. The misconceptions and fairy tales fall to the wayside like mist in a forest fire.
The truth. Jesus. The life. Jesus. The only one who brings clarity to this craziness that we exist in. Jesus.
This is the point John is making here. Believe the truth. Know the truth. Because you know the truth. Jesus is the truth. He is the only truth in all of it.
He is eternal life. We are in him. He is in us. The truth has saved us and set us free.